Thomas Barnett, an author and an evangelist for a military contractor, is making progress pushing the DoD into a buying binge to build a new nation-building force out of the legacy military. According to him, non-state forces don't have a chance against this new government run super-bureaucracy. The tech, the ideas, and the people will be so great that it can't fail.
Of course, I hope he is right that America, armed with this new sys-Admin force will sweep the world of failed states and accelerate the end of history (where everyone lives in a US-aligned capitalist democracy). However, I know he is wrong and this will only result in buckets of grief, blood, and red ink.