A national strategic narrative
April 14, 2011 10:38 AM Subscribe
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On April 8, the Pentagon released a report
entitled: "A National Strategic Narrative"
written by two senior members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in a 'personal capacity'.
The report argues that America needs to invest for the long term, not in military technology, but in education and health and social services:
By investing energy, talent, and dollars now in the education and training of young Americans -- the scientists, statesmen, industrialists, farmers, inventors, educators, clergy, artists, service members, and parents, of tomorrow -- we are truly investing in our ability to successfully compete in, and influence, the strategic environment of the future. Our first investment priority, then, is intellectual capital and a sustainable infrastructure of education, health and social services to provide for the continuing development and growth of America's youth.