Una riflessione di Peter Layton colta al volo dal blog del Lowy Institute australiano nel quale si sta discutendo, in questi giorni, del ruolo del Primo Ministro e del suo ufficio nelle politiche di sicurezza nazionale.
"The main issue is that the major lesson learned by some in the first decade of this century — and in parts of the last — was that national security was best conducted as a whole-of-government, whole-of-nation affair (…)
With the best will in the world the big departments left to themselves will treat their individual needs as their first priority, especially in times of austerity. In such an environment, departmental insularity and a fixation on preserving the status quo may well prevail. The national security policy at the highest level may then simply be the sum of the various department's desires."