The Rumsfeldian Militarization of US Foreign Policy…
(Remember what Donad Rumsfeld said every time your government says they’ll stop doing anything in response to public demand, including stopping the NSA from spying on you)
A New Plan: Make U.S. Foreign Policy Swifter, Stronger and More Agile"We propose a solution: a complete reorganization of the structure of how we conduct foreign policy in ‘fragile states’ such as Iraq. In the nations where a United States diplomatic presence exists, we recommend increased authorities in the field for a veteran ambassador. The ambassador must have the experience and the staff to understand both the political and the military issues that must be confronted. He or she and the staff must write and submit the comprehensive plan for interagency debate and presidential approval in Washington. The ambassador must be able to obtain unfiltered counsel from the military’s four-star regional combatant commander. Once this plan is approved, the ambassador must have the authority to approve the timing and extent of all diplomatic, military, intelligence and other actions in the country.
— Ronald E. Neumann , Dennis Blair and Eric Olson: “A New Plan: Make U.S. Foreign Policy Swifter, Stronger and More Agile”, DefenseOne