Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the adoption of what he called the âwhole-of-governmentâ concept could help address national issues, DoD News reported Tuesday.
Jim Garamone writes the approach aims to confront national issues through military power, economic, law enforcement and diplomatic means.
Dempsey told DoD News the importance of diplomacy in the resolution of factions and the role of law enforcement officials in justice and rule of law implementation.
âThe military instrument, while it can bring a degree of stability to provide an opportunity for those underlying issues to be resolved, in and of itself and solely, it cannot resolve those,â sad Dempsey, who is set to retire by the end of this month.
âThe phrase whole-of-government is not just desirable –itâs actually imperative.â
Dempsey also urged caution on the use of the military instrumentsÂ “because the stakes are just so high.â