Department of Defense and the United States Institute of Peace
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta outlined a bold plan at the United States Institute of Peace to build the capacity of other countries and thereby reduce the strains on the U.S. when it comes to solving the world’s security problems.
Panetta spoke at the USIP during the fifth annual Dean Acheson Lecture, created by USIP’s board and a celebration of the former statesman and peacemaker. Acheson, a former secretary of state under President Truman, is credited with confronting the rise of Communism in the middle of the 20th century and helping to design the Marshall Plan after World War II.
Panetta noted that USIP’s own work is in keeping with the kind of vision he has for security cooperation.