To announce at least these six steps before March 27th, the expiration of the continuing resolution from Congress, would show a seriousness of purpose in the White House, and the end of the military, diplomatic, and intelligence status quo.
President Obama and his Cabinet can demonstrate their leadership through these specific cancellations, consolidations, and eliminations. Once they establish these bona fides, and use this crisis as a springboard for constructive action, the executive branch will have reestablished its credibility in national security. That commodity must then be turned and spent, on a significant underlying Congressional problem: ensuring steady and predictable flows of funding to create our 21st century force.
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