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DR. MORTON H. HALPERIN is a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Halperin has held senior positions in both the Department of Defense (1966 to 1969) and the National Security Council (1969) and served as Director of the Washington Office of the American Civil Liberties Union (1984 to 1992). Between 1994 and 1996 Dr. Halperin served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Democracy at the National Security Council. Much of Dr. Halperin's writing has focused on the tension between the demands of national security and civil liberties.
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Authored by Robert Ellsworth, Dr. David Jablonsky, Ronald Steel, Morton H. Halperin, Lawrence Korb.
U.S. national security is a subject that has been under intense scrutiny since the end of the Cold War. What constitutes such security for the United States as this country approaches the new century? Are the ends, ways, and means of our national security and national military strategies sufficient to provide for the nation's future? And above all, as this country celebrates the 50th anniversary of the National Security Act of 1947, are the institutions that resulted from that act still sufficient for the post-Cold War era?