Entities without a plan tend to drift; they tend to get overtaken by events instead of shaping events in their favor. The United States shouldn’t be drifting because it has a plan. The Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 requires a National Security Strategy to be issued annually. The latest dates from February 2015. Reading it won’t make you any wiser though. It is a mess of pabulum, evinced by the fact that one chapter is entitled “Confront Climate Change.” Not “Win Against Climate Change” or “We Will Run Away From Climate Change,” but simply confront something without having a result.