Reuters/Kevin Lamarque - U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testify at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, March 11, 2015
Paper | Federal Executive Fellows Policy Papers
What if before the war, everyone came?
Government wields the four main instruments of power: diplomacy, information, military, and economic (DIME). But since the early 1990s, the United States has arguably favored military power over all others, and legislation such as Goldwater-Nichols may have unwittingly contributed. Robert Hein writes that the United States has shortchanged itself in the development and execution of its foreign policy, a problem that the Departments of Defense and State can work together to fix.