In each of these efforts, a few key specialists from different departments and agencies have provided much of the glue that holds the inter-agency process together. Some have been on assignment to the Department, and FSOs have served in the cooperating departments and agencies. This interchange of personnel, together with the organizational adjustments recommended above, is ever more important as the foreign policy issues with STH content become more complex, deadlines become shorter, and stakes for the United States and the world become higher.

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