U.S. Urged to Focus More on Nation-Building; Improved Post-Conflict Capabilities Needed, Ex-Officials Say
Byline: Sharon Behn and Seth Rosen, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Two former national security advisers and a top Marine general said yesterday the United States should focus as much effort on nation-building as on war-fighting if it is to prevail against future threats.
Brent Scowcroft and Samuel R. Berger said that the Pentagon, State Department and National Security Council would have to reorganize to meet the challenge, or risk facing future Iraq-style reconstruction failures.
"Iraq has brought home to us that we still don't know how to coordinate," said Mr. Scowcroft, co-chairman of a Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored task force on how to improve U.S. …
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Publication information: Article title: U.S. Urged to Focus More on Nation-Building; Improved Post-Conflict Capabilities Needed, Ex-Officials Say. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: July 28, 2005. Page number: A15. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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