University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Biosecurity Endorses PNSR Report

February 9, 2009 in News by admin

The Center for Biosecurity endorses the conclusions and recommendations of Forging a New Shield, a report from the Project on National Security Reform.

Without question, the “. . . national security structures designed in 1947, and incrementally tweaked ever since, arose and evolved in response to a singular, unambiguous threat to the United States and its constitutional order that was expressed principally in military terms . . . ” [page ii, Executive Summary] are not the structures required for the national security challenges of the 21st century.

While it is never easy to implement large-scale changes in government, today’s challenges demand bold actions. The recommendations in this report came from a coalition of more than 300 national security experts from think tanks, universities, federal agencies, law firms, and corporations. This eclectic team was led by a 22-member Guiding Coalition, including General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret) the National Security Advisor designee.

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