Every review of State Department procedures has noted that the department has too many layers with unclear lines of authority, which impedes the department's ability to make rapid decisions.
The Trump administration's Afghanistan strategy should take into account that the international situation is more dangerous than ever.
Good strategy can only come from integrating our political and military powers.
America's cumbersome approach to interagency operations in the field urgently needs reform, centered around more powerful ambassadors and coordinated in-country policy design.
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