Accession Number : ADA616357


Title :   National Security Strategy


Corporate Author : EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a616357.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : Today, the United States is stronger and better positioned to seize the opportunities of a still new century and safeguard our interests against the risks of an insecure world. America s growing economic strength is the foundation of our national security and a critical source of our influence abroad. Since the Great Recession, we have created nearly 11 million new jobs during the longest private sector job growth in our history. Unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in 6 years. We are now the world leader in oil and gas production. We continue to set the pace for science, technology, and innovation in the global economy. We also benefit from a young and growing workforce, and a resilient and diversified economy. The entrepreneurial spirit of our workers and businesses undergirds our economic edge. Our higher education system is the finest in the world, drawing more of the best students globally every year. We continue to attract immigrants from every corner of the world who renew our country with their energy and entrepreneurial talents. Globally, we have moved beyond the large ground wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that defined so much of American foreign policy over the past decade. Compared to the nearly 180,000 troops we had in Iraq and Afghanistan when I took office, we now have fewer than 15,000 deployed in those countries. We possess a military whose might, technology, and geostrategic reach is unrivaled in human history. We have renewed our alliances from Europe to Asia. Now, at this pivotal moment, we continue to face serious challenges to our national security, even as we are working to shape the opportunities of tomorrow. Violent extremism and an evolving terrorist threat raise a persistent risk of attacks on America and our allies. Escalating challenges to cybersecurity, aggression by Russia, the accelerating impacts of climate change, and the outbreak of infectious diseases all give rise to anxieties about global security.


Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY , CLIMATE CHANGE , DEMOCRACY , ECONOMICS , FOREIGN POLICY , HOMELAND SECURITY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , LEADERSHIP , MASS DESTRUCTION WEAPONS , NATIONAL DEFENSE , PUBLIC HEALTH , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , STRATEGY , TERRORISM


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE