Foreign Policy cites a new Atlantic Council report, All Elements of National Power: Moving Toward a New Interagency Balance for US Global Engagement:
Long-term perseverance in this regard, however, involves breaking entrenched mental paradigms and transitioning from seeing the world through primarily an idealist lens to one that reasserts a realist perspective. Perhaps then the U.S. will regain the situational awareness it once had during the Cold War. One place to start is by fully integrating its military and interagency efforts, as advocated by a recent Atlantic Council Combatant Command Task Force report. This approach is proactive, coherent, and realistic. It also facilitates a strategically oriented foreign policy focused not on “home runs,” but on “singles and doubles.” This will incrementally provide positive returns over the long-term.