Taking Charge: A Bipartisan Report to the President-Elect on Foreign Policy and National Security
Jan 1, 2001
A Bipartisan Report to the President-Elect on Foreign Policy and National Security — Discussion Papers
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A collection of discussion papers, prepared by RAND staff and others, that analyze the most critical foreign and national security issues facing the United States, both during the early days of the incoming presidential administration and in the long term. These papers were commissioned by Transition 2001, a bipartisan panel of about 60 American leaders in the areas of foreign and defense policy. The panel used the information in the papers as the raw material for a summary report (published as RAND MR-1306-RC) that outlines the most important national security challenges for the new administration, suggests priorities, and recommends specific courses of action.
Major Powers and Key Regions
International Economic Issues
Proliferation, Terrorism, Humanitarian Interventions
Military and Intelligence Transformation
National Security Policy Processes
"Incoming President George W. Bush has been handed a potent weapon to deal with a host of thorny policy and defense issues that confront his new administration."
- Stars and Stripes
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