America needs a larger non-military. Whether it's Iraq, drugs in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa, hurricane Katrina, or the increase in domestic crime it is so clear only Washington can't see that our tendency to see a military solution to everything is not only wrong but has had profound negative effects.
The reason for this is that the President, also known as the "Decider" can simply order the military out to do something the moment he desires it. It's easy for him and doesn't require any thinking, any discussion or, most importantly, any compromise with competing power center. And like Arkin says it is having profoundly negative effects on our society. (On a side note, read this post of his for a better take on what is wrong with the military--a new command is a part of the problem, not the solution.)
I don't know what the solution is but I'm open to suggestions.