It's been useful in getting Europe focused on capabilities, but they haven't 'bit the bullet' and committed to certain platforms for the future," Bialos said.
Bialos stressed that the process requires gradual steps.
An obvious first step is communications, Bialos said.
Bialos served in several senior positions in the Clinton Administration.
Bialos noted that the Bush administration needs strong leadership in defense policy.
Though she is nor yet well known within the Defense Department, neither Bialos nor Oliver believes that will hinder her performance.