Several other military leaders have also recognized the importance that diplomatic, development, and humanitarian tools have to ensuring our national security.
But he was not kept directly informed of military and diplomatic developments, relying on second-hand accounts to hear what Hitler was doing.
But diplomatic developments are another matter.
Mr. Chu's comments seemed out of step with diplomatic developments, making the news conference seem even odder.
The briefings consist of an operational update from Iraq, an intelligence overview and any new political or diplomatic developments.
He added that one could not rule out that these "technical" and "diplomatic" developments could lead to the dissolution of the Western security community.
Opponents are sure to seize on the diplomatic developments to argue for postponing a decision on deploying a shield.
The most important diplomatic development of the year takes place in Geneva, where talks are held under UN auspices.
Another major diplomatic development occurred during October 1939.
Of most immediate concern, however, are the diplomatic developments.