Accession Number:

ADA533544

Title:

A National Security Strategy of Engagement and Enlargement

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Protecting our nations security--our people, our territory and our way of life--is my Administrations foremost mission and constitutional duty. The end of the Cold War fundamentally changed Americas security imperatives. The central security challenge of the past half century--the threat of communist expansion--is gone. The dangers we face today are more diverse. Ethnic conflict is spreading and rogue states pose a serious danger to regional stability in many corners of the globe. The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction represents a major challenge to our security. Large scale environmental degradation, exacerbated by rapid population growth, threatens to undermine political stability in many countries and regions. At the same time, we have unparalleled opportunities to make our nation safer and more prosperous. Our military might is unparalleled. We now have a truly global economy linked by an instantaneous communications network, which offers growing scope for American jobs and American investment. The community of democratic nations is growing, enhancing the prospects for political stability, peaceful conflict resolution and greater dignity and hope for the people of the world. The international community is beginning to act together to address pressing global environmental needs. Never has American leadership been more essential--to navigate the shoals of the worlds new dangers and to capitalize on its opportunities. American assets are unique our military strength, our dynamic economy, our powerful ideals and, above all, our people. We can and must make the difference through our engagement but our involvement must be carefully tailored to serve our interests and priorities.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE