National Security Strategy 2010

 

Title: National Security Strategy

Published: May 27, 2010

Administration: Barack Obama

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NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY
May 2010

Table of Contents

I. Overview of National Security Strategy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
II. Strategic Approach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
The Strategic Environment—The World as It Is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
The Strategic Approach—The World We Seek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Building Our Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Pursuing Comprehensive Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Promoting a Just and Sustainable International Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Strengthening National Capacity—A Whole of Government Approach . . . . . . . . . . .14
III. Advancing Our Interests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Strengthen Security and Resilience at Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Disrupt, Dismantle, and Defeat Al-Qa’ida and its Violent Extremist Affiliates in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Around the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Use of Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Reverse the Spread of Nuclear and Biological Weapons and Secure Nuclear Materials . . . 23
Advance Peace, Security, and Opportunity in the Greater Middle East . . . . . . . . . 24
Invest in the Capacity of Strong and Capable Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Secure Cyberspace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Prosperity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Strengthen Education and Human Capital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Enhance Science, Technology, and Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Achieve Balanced and Sustainable Growth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Accelerate Sustainable Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Spend Taxpayers’ Dollars Wisely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Strengthen the Power of Our Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Promote Democracy and Human Rights Abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Promote Dignity by Meeting Basic Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
International Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Ensure Strong Alliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Build Cooperation with Other 21st Century Centers of Influence . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Strengthen Institutions and Mechanisms for Cooperation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Sustain Broad Cooperation on Key Global Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
IV. Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

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