Diplomacy is a part of a legitimate strategy, but only up to the point that it becomes clear that your opponent intends to attack you.
Will Rogers said that "Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock".
Somehow the development of an actual strategy must have fallen through the cracks, but not to worry, his administration is very busy developing strategies to deal with other, more pressing problems. Here's some examples:
- Studying the effects of cocaine on Japanese quail
- Training Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly
- Developing strategies for roasting marshmallows
- Inventing a machine which tells jokes…(something similar to "Funnybot" I suppose, except with real tax dollars)
- A study to determine why chimpanzees throw poop.
- Ongoing studies to develop survival strategies for the imminent destruction of the entire planet due to the presence of CO2 in the atmosphere.