Recommended Reading

Heads down on a project but here are several significant items of interest to bring to your attention, submitted below with minimal comment:

 It's Time to Stop Selling Ambassadorships by Barbara Bodine, Politico. (Related: From the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy: no one in PD conducts PD overseas. )

 Preliminary report from the Project on National Security Reform Cites Need for Restructuring of U.S. National Security System (report as PDF)

 Gates Sees Terrorism Remaining Enemy No. 1 - Josh White, Washington Post

New National Defense Strategy issued, 4mb PDF here.

 VOA Russian is now Internet-only