Ryan Crocker and some other smart, experienced guys propose just that, to better coordinate low-level U.S. wars. In their short Rand report, they call for this new center to include and coordinate elements of DoD, State, intelligence and more.
Nearly 2,400 American service member have died during the war in Afghanistan. Along with so many of its sons and daughters, taxpayers sacrificed almost a $1 trillion to hold the country since 2001. Not all that cash went to war, of course. The United States spent around $115 billion of it to reconstruct a country the Taliban had ravaged.