If you think about national security in health terms, the State Department serves as a primary care physician, a vaccine researcher, a psychiatrist, a rehabilitation expert, and more. The Department of Defense is the emergency room. We don’t want people to use the emergency room as a primary care facility. Why would we want the military to serve as our first option to deal with global security challenges? This country deserves comprehensive national security coverage and President Trump’s budget proposal is national security malpractice.
You are here: / / Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell’s op-ed in Just Security