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Bringing into Balance the Military Instrument of Power

July 25, 2014

The President famously said at this summer’s West Point commencement that “U.S. military action cannot be the only or even primary component of our leadership in every instance. Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail.” With a war-weary public and a declining military budget, but no end of security threats from one end of the globe to the other, what should be the military’s role in countering these threats?

Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense
MODERATOR: Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, “60 Minutes,” CBS News