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Title:
Taking charge : a bipartisan report to the Presiden-elect on foreign policy and national security
Author:
Carlucci, Frank Charles, 1930-
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND, 2001.
Physical Description:
2 volumes ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Transition 2001 is a bipartisan panel of about 60 American leaders in the areas of foreign and defense policy."
Language:
English
Contents:
[v. 1]. Report -- [v. 2]. Discussion papers.
Reading Level:
1470 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780833029560

9780833029577
Format :
Book

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A report prepared by Transition 2001, a bipartisan panel of about 60 American leaders in the areas of foreign and defense policy, outlining the most important national security challenges for the new administration, suggesting priorities, and recommending specific courses of action that the new president could take in the early days of his administration. Such decisive early action will be critical for setting U.S. foreign and national security policy on the right path for the balance of his term and beyond. Thissummary is based on more than 25 discussion papers on key issues and areas, prepared by RAND staff and others, analyzing the most critical foreign and national security issues facing the United States, both during the first part of the new administration and in the long term. The discussion papers are published in a companion report, RAND MR-1306/1-RC.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
The Transition 2001 Panelp. iv
Transmittal Letter to the President-Electp. vii
Chapter 1 Introduction: Setting Directions for the Global Erap. 1
Chapter 2 First Steps: the Transition and After Inaugurationp. 7
People and Processp. 7
Staffing the Administration in Foreign Policy and National Securityp. 9
Forging Effective Relations with Congressp. 12
Issues for Immediate Decisionp. 14
First Public Presentationsp. 14
Critical Decisionsp. 16
Possible Crises and Opportunitiesp. 25
Iraqp. 25
China and Taiwanp. 27
The Korean Opportunityp. 30
Colombiap. 31
Chapter 3 Setting the Stage: longer-Term Issuesp. 35
Defense Issues: Sustaining a Preeminent Militaryp. 35
Defense Acquisitionp. 39
Defense Infrastructurep. 41
America's Key Alliancesp. 42
A Broader U.S.-European Strategic Partnershipp. 42
Recasting U.S. Alliances in Asiap. 46
Powers in Fluxp. 49
Major Powersp. 49
Regional Powersp. 54
The New Global Agendap. 61
Fostering Global Economic Order and Prosperityp. 62
Nontraditional Threats and Opportunitiesp. 65
Asymmetric Warfarep. 66
Developing International Institutionsp. 68
Appendix Comments and Dissent by Transition 2001 Panel Membersp. 71

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