Obama’s Shift to Smart Power March 27, 2009Posted by Stephen Abott in News.
Tags: Center for Arms Control and Non-proliferation, Defense Budget, Foreign Policy
Yesterday, the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation wrote about President Obama’s attempt to realignment of America’s foreign policy toolbox. They noted that,
[t]he chronic lack of investment in non-military foreign policy tools led an October 2008 joint report by the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Henry Stimson Center to conclude that the State Department is facing a crisis in resources that “cannot continue without serious damage to our vital interests.”
The Center explained that Obama is attempting to level the federal fiscal playing field, halt the “creeping infiltration of the American military into all elements of U.S. foreign policy,” and cut unecessary Cold War defense programs that are less relevent to America’s current military challenges.