Naval War College Review


The Princeton Project on National Security describes itself as a “three-year, bi- partisan initiative to develop a sustainable and effective national security strat- egy for the United States of America.” Consisting of the final report and seven working group reports (on Grand Strategic Choices, State Security and Trans- national Threats, Economics and National Security, Reconstruction and Development, Anti-Americanism, Relative Threat Assessment, and Foreign Infrastruc- ture and Global Institutions), this study, like so many others, wrestles with the great unresolved problem that plagues contemporary policy makers and schol- ars: What is the central organizing principle behind American national security policy?