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Obama Administration: National Security Strategy

Published May 27, 2010


National Strategy

National Security Strategy, 2010

The National Security Strategy is required by the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act and explains the administration's security issues and the strategies for addressing them. All strategies from 1987 are available on the National Security Strategy Archive.

The Obama Administration released its first National Security Strategy on May 27, 2010. The strategy focused on issues in security, prosperity, values, and international order.

Summary of the report states:

"Our national security strategy is, therefore, focused on renewing American leadership so that we can more effectively advance our interests in the 21st century. We will do so by building upon the sources of our strength at home, while shaping an international order that can meet the challenges of our time. This strategy recognizes the fundamental connection between our national security, our national competitiveness, resilience, and moral example. And it reaffirms America's commitment to pursue our interests through an international system in which all nations have certain rights and responsibilities."

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