1,033. 5/15/1997

In May 1997, “the Clinton administration issued Presidential Decision Directive 56 (PDD 56), which was designed to force interagency cooperation and synchronization among government agencies. Essentially, it ordered the Pentagon, the Department of State, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and other key government agencies to work together to create a new program for educating and training personnel for peacekeeping missions, in order to reduce or even eliminate the government’s bureaucratic ‘stovepipe’ method of operations. Meanwhile, the executive branch was attempting to synchronize the work of intergovernmental agencies (the Interagency) in attaining national security objectives.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Ricardo S. Sanchez with Donald T. Phillips, Wiser in Battle, Pages 107-108

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