Monthly Archives: January 2012

The “Emergency Room” Approach

Our national security policy debate is wrong-headed. Relying on our military forces alone to protect national security is the Emergency Room equivalent in our health policy debate. Too many sick people resort to the nearest Emergency Room for treatment – … Continue reading

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Education for the New Defense Strategy

Following my last blog posting (January 3, 2012), I listened to the President and SecDef Panetta outline the elements of the new strategic guidance for the Department of Defense. My timing was good. The underlying themes of the DoD document … Continue reading

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Austerity Budgets and Crisis Response: the Case for Education

Educating professionals who respond to crises is not a luxury but a necessity, especially in the era of fiscal austerity. The USG (including the military), NGOs, international organizations and the private sector will not all suddenly stop responding to crises, … Continue reading

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