Yet another loose note from the Bush days:
The Dept. of Defense is headed by Terence Bell. Defense of a nation is the passing of traditions and knowledge from generation to generation.
The Dept. of Education is headed by Casper Weinberger. The U.S. seems to be trying to educate lots of people that the U.S. government knows best by hitting them over the head with a big stick.
Addendum on 2014-08-21:
Have we learned anything since then? We still have many who think the U.S. should be responsible for hitting others over the head with a big stick.