The next U.S. president will need to adopt a national security strategy for the post-Iraq era that reflects our core values, can earn the trust of the American people and coalition partners, and can protect the country. This book sets forth some of the core elements of a new American strategy. The book discusses how to shape our security policies for dealing with rising power China, emerging power India, and declining power Russia. It addresses how to maintain American openness to foreign ideas, people and capital, and how to win hearts and minds in the struggle against radical Jihadism. It also looks at how to refocus our military and civilian national security capabilities to address the low intensity missions we are likely to face -from insurgency to stabilization and reconstruction to tsunamis.
Jeffrey P. Bialos is a senior fellow at the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University, USA and a partner in the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. He was formerly deputy under secretary of defense for industrial affairs during the Clinton administration. General Wesley K. Clark (ret) rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Since retiring from the military in 2000, he has become an investment banker, businessman, commentator, author and teacher.