This book is a collection of papers prepared for the 2008 summer Aspen Strategy Group conference on The Instruments & Institutions of American Purpose. These chapters represent a thorough accounting of the capabilities and limitations of the key organizations—diplomatic, military, financial, and intelligence—that American policymakers rely upon to address global challenges.
Allison, Graham. Memo to the President: Making Preventing Nuclear Terrorism a Central Organizing Principle of Your Administration. The Instruments and Institutions of American Purpose. Ed. Kurt Campbell and Jonathon Price. Aspen Strategy Group, April 1, 2009, 201-207.