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Don’t Retire the National Security Act

Politics and personal misjudgments, not process, bears the largest share of the blame for U.S. national security blunders.

Appeared in: Volume 12, Number 4 | Published on: February 9, 2017
Richard K. Betts is director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. Another version of this article will appear in a volume to be produced by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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