Cabinet-level Influence of Executive Leadership

Secretary of Defense James Mattis, along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford, have each demonstrated a willingness to speak publicly in contradiction or refutation of President Donald Trump’s tweets. Contradicting a sitting president to the public while being a member of the cabinet would normally … Continue reading Cabinet-level Influence of Executive Leadership

Does the US Need Cyberspace Strategy Modeled on NSC-68?

The 1950 report by the National Security Council interpreted George F Kennan’s “warning about Soviet ideological expansionism as a warrant for a build-up and projection of American military strength, force-backed intervention in countries at risk of adopting communist government, and a framework for understanding and negotiating with the USSR.  NSC-68 provided a compelling raison d'être … Continue reading Does the US Need Cyberspace Strategy Modeled on NSC-68?