Stimson in the News

Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr. quoted in National Defense on national security policy

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The United States does not have a credible strategy to combat enemies like Islamic extremist groups and needs to rethink its entire national security decision-making process, a new military-funded study suggests.

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Former U.S. ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, chairman of the Stimson Center, said Washington arrogance has gotten in the way of sound policy making. “Bureaucracies have become much thicker at the headquarters level, both civilian and military,” he said. “I call it ‘a thousand bowls of rice’ that fight over turf and resources.” 

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