November 29, 2010

How America Can Share the Defense Burden

Lexington Institute, Lexington Institute

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Today, the United States has the opportunity to create a new, more flexible, collaborative approach to the organization, management and support of friends and allies. The Obama Administration has put forth the idea of building partnership capacity in order to enable other countries to do more for themselves and rely less on the United States. This concept is evident in the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review which articulates a policy of “building partnership capacity.” Likewise, the newly-released National Security Strategy states that to improve its own security, the United States work with others to be part of a collaborative effort to improve security for all.

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