In a representative democracy, national security decisions are necessarily political. The subject of this paper is the role of systematic analysis in raising the level of that political debate, especially in the Congress.
Rivlin, Alice M.
"Systematic Analysis of Defense Issues: The Role of the Congress,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 41
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol41/iss4/3