The National Security Strategy Report
The National Security Strategy Report is published by the executive branch of the United States government. It is intended to be a comprehensive statement articulating the worldwide interests, goals, and objectives of the United States that are important to its security. Among the reporting requirements are those actions needed to deter aggression and to implement the national security strategy.
Under the Goldwater-Nichols Defense Department Reorganization Act of 1986 (amending Title 50, Chapter 15, Section 404a of the US Code), the President must submit a report on the national security strategy of the United States to Congress each year. However, especially in recent years, these reports have been made late or not at all.
As of 3 July, 2017, President Donald Trump’s administration is still developing their National Security Strategy, with the effort being spearheaded by Nadia Schadlow.
|Year||President||National Security Strategy Report|
|2015||Barack Obama||National Security Strategy|
|2014||Barack Obama||None Produced|
|2013||Barack Obama||None Produced|
|2012||Barack Obama||None Produced|
|2011||Barack Obama||None Produced|
|2010||Barack Obama||National Security Strategy|
|2009||Barack Obama||None Produced|
|2008||George W. Bush||None Produced|
|2007||George W. Bush||None Produced|
|2006||George W. Bush||The National Security Strategy of the United States of America|
|2005||George W. Bush||None Produced|
|2004||George W. Bush||None Produced|
|2003||George W. Bush||None Produced|
|2002||George W. Bush||The National Security Strategy of the United States of America|
|2001||Bill Clinton||A National Security Strategy For A Global Age|
|2000||Bill Clinton||A National Security Strategy For A New Century|
|1999||Bill Clinton||None Produced|
|1998||Bill Clinton||A National Security Strategy For A New Century|
|1997||Bill Clinton||A National Security Strategy For A New Century|
|1996||Bill Clinton||A National Security Strategy of Engagement and Enlargement|
|1995||Bill Clinton||A National Security Strategy of Engagement and Enlargement|
|1994||Bill Clinton||A National Security Strategy of Engagement and Enlargement|
|1993||George H. W. Bush||National Security Strategy of the United States|
|1992||George H. W. Bush||None Produced|
|1991||George H. W. Bush||National Security Strategy of the United States|
|1990||George H. W. Bush||National Security Strategy of the United States|
|1989||George H. W. Bush||None Produced|
|1988||Ronald Reagan||National Security Strategy of the United States|
|1987||Ronald Reagan||National Security Strategy of the United States|
The National Security Strategy Archive (NSSA), a project of the Taylor Group, is devoted to the promotion of the national security of the United States of America through education and dissemination of research and information. NSSA provides access to public documents on national security strategy, including but not limited to the National Security Strategy Reports produced in compliance with the Goldwater-Nichols Act, related official documents, third-party research, and public commentary.
Additionally, NSSA seeks to promote strategic thought and policy-making by providing examples of strategic plans, academic papers, and criticism.