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The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR): Leading Through Civilian Power
1. Adapt to the diplomatic landscape of the 21st century by:
Leading the implementation of global civilian operations overseas by empowering and holding accountable Chiefs of Mission as CEOs of a multi-agency effort
Reorganizing structurally to meet new challenges: an Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the
Environment and an Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights; a new Bureau for Energy Resources and a Chief Economist; and a proposed Bureau for Counterterrorism
Engaging beyond the capital and leveraging the technological tools of 21st century statecraft
2. Elevate and modernize development to deliver results by:
Focusing our investments where we
have a comparative advantage: food security, global health, climate change, sustainable economic growth, democracy and governance, and humanitarian assistance—with an emphasis on the rights of women and girls throughout
Practicing high-impact development by building partnerships with host nations, investing in innovation, and strengthening monitoring and evaluation
Continuing to make USAID the world’s premier development institution; building the necessary technical expertise and organizational structures; immediately transitioning the leadership of Feed the Future, and setting a target to move the Global Health Initiative at the end of FY 2012 if certain benchmarks are met
3. Strengthen civilian capability to prevent and respond to crisis and conflict by:
Recognizing that civilians are the first line of defense abroad and making conflict prevention and response a core civilian mission
Building conflict prevention and response capabilities by creating a new Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations at State and strengthening the Office of Transition Initiatives at USAID
Integrating an effective capability to reform security and justice sectors in fragile states
The QDDR provides a blueprint for elevating American "civilian power" to better advance our national interests and to be a better partner to the U.S. military. Leading through civilian power means directing and coordinating the resources of all America's civilian agencies to prevent and resolve conflicts; help countries lift themselves out of poverty into prosperous, stable, and democratic states; and build global coalitions to address global problems.
Build America’s civilian power, bringing together the unique contributions of civilians across the federal government to advance U.S. interests.
Elevate and transform development to deliver results by focusing our investments, supporting innovation, and measuring results.
Build a civilian capacity to prevent and respond to crisis and conflict and give our military the partner it needs and deserves
Notice how not one peep out of the news outlets that I found anyways about the name
of the Convention?
Any bets on how soon Fox news takes this up?
Interesting, very interesting. I can not help but remember when it was Health Care Bill time,
it was hype day in day out. I'd bet I could find dozens of sound clips on it from Beck, Hannity.
Watching this one very close now...
Originally posted by the2ofusr1
This is a incredible war story that started along time ago but is still going on to this very day .. Russell Means: Welcome to the Reservation
Interesting comments from Russell Means on similarities between life in America today and the kinds of controls put on American Indians. ..
Originally posted by Granite
I am sure Judge Andrew Napalitano is laser focused on this developing travesty of justice...