"Where have you not succeeded that you hoped you would be further along?"
Charlie Rose asked USD(P) Flournoy - March 19, 2010
USD(P) Michele Flournoy:
That's a great question. One of the things I aspire to is to really take a look at how we build -- work with other countries to build their capacity; security assistance at large. You know, the QDR, our national security strategy, it all talks about how important to US interests it is to have capable partners who can work with us on common problems. The mechanisms we use to actually build that capacity all from the Cold War. They're slow. They're bureaucratic. They're unresponsive. They're meant to deliver large numbers of big platforms over many years, not, you know, near-term equipment that somebody who's under attack needs tomorrow. And so figuring out do we reform that system for a new environment and in support of the right kind of strategy, which is one of building.