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Released: New "National Security Strategy"
« on: May 27, 2010, 09:50:32 pm »
Here it is folks, the new National Security Strategy just released at Whitehouse.gov

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TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

Consistent with section 108 of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (50 U.S.C. 404a), I am transmitting the National Security Strategy of the United States.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
May 27, 2010.

Click here to get the full document---> [http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/national_security_strategy.pdf]

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Key excerpts:
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International institutions—most prominently NATO and the United Nations—have been at the center
of our international order since the mid 20th century. Yet, an international architecture that was largely
forged in the wake of World War II is buckling under the weight of new threats, making us less able to
seize new opportunities. Even though many defining trends of the 21st century affect all nations and
peoples, too often, the mutual interests of nations and peoples are ignored in favor of suspicion and
self-defeating competition.
What is needed, therefore, is a realignment of national actions and international institutions with shared
interests. And when national interests do collide—or countries prioritize their interests in different
ways—those nations that defy international norms or fail to meet their sovereign responsibilities will
be denied the incentives that come with greater integration and collaboration with the international
community.
No international order can be supported by international institutions alone. Our mutual interests must
be underpinned by bilateral, multilateral, and global strategies that address underlying sources of
insecurity and build new spheres of cooperation. To that end, strengthening bilateral and multilateral
III.
cooperation cannot be accomplished simply by working inside formal institutions and frameworks. It
requires sustained outreach to foreign governments, political leaderships, and other critical constituencies
that must commit the necessary capabilities and resources to enable effective, collective action. And
it means building upon our traditional alliances, while also cultivating partnerships with new centers of
influence. Taken together, these approaches will allow us to foster more effective global cooperation to
confront challenges that know no borders and affect every nation.
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Building this stronger foundation will support America’s efforts to shape an international system that
can meet the challenges of our time. In the aftermath of World War II, it was the United States that
helped take the lead in constructing a new international architecture to keep the peace and advance
prosperity—from NATO and the United Nations, to treaties that govern the laws and weapons of war;
from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, to an expanding web of trade agreements. This
architecture, despite its flaws, averted world war, enabled economic growth, and advanced human
rights, while facilitating effective burden sharing among the United States, our allies, and partners.

Today, we need to be clear-eyed about the strengths and shortcomings of international institutions that
were developed to deal with the challenges of an earlier time and the shortage of political will that has
at times stymied the enforcement of international norms. Yet it would be destructive to both American
national security and global security if the United States used the emergence of new challenges and
the shortcomings of the international system as a reason to walk away from it. Instead, we must focus
American engagement on strengthening international institutions and galvanizing the collective action
that can serve common interests such as combating violent extremism; stopping the spread of nuclear
weapons and securing nuclear materials; achieving balanced and sustainable economic growth; and
forging cooperative solutions to the threat of climate change, armed conflict, and pandemic disease.

... And we will pursue engagement with hostile nations to test their
intentions, give their governments the opportunity to change course, reach out to their people, and
mobilize international coalitions.
This engagement will underpin our commitment to an international order based upon rights and
responsibilities. International institutions must more effectively represent the world of the 21st century,
with a broader voice—and greater responsibilities—for emerging powers, and they must be modernized
to more effectively generate results on issues of global interest. Constructive national steps on issues
ranging from nuclear security to climate change must be incentivized, so nations that choose to do
their part see the benefits of responsible action. Rules of the road must be followed, and there must be
consequences for those nations that break the rules—whether they are nonproliferation obligations,
trade agreements, or human rights commitments.


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Yet these wars—and our global efforts to successfully counter violent extremism—are only one element
of our strategic environment and cannot define America’s engagement with the world. Terrorism
is one of many threats that are more consequential in a global age. The gravest danger to the American
people and global security continues to come from weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear
weapons. The space and cyberspace capabilities that power our daily lives and military operations are
vulnerable to disruption and attack. Dependence upon fossil fuels constrains our options and pollutes
our environment. Climate change and pandemic disease threaten the security of regions and the health
and safety of the American people. Failing states breed conflict and endanger regional and global
security. Global criminal networks foment insecurity abroad and bring people and goods across our
own borders that threaten our people.

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Re: Released: New "National Security Strategy"
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 12:18:23 am »
if anybody gets through to the show, please bring this up. also the military and others need to be aware of the oath to defend/protect constitution, not a new world order run by incestuous psychopathic elite pigs.
All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately

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Re: Released: New "National Security Strategy"
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 12:23:27 am »
It's not our duty to shape the international system!!!   >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Released: New "National Security Strategy"
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 12:30:28 am »
This is all code for: We need to concentrate evil and corruption across the world so we can better dominate failing economies.

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Re: Released: New "National Security Strategy"
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010, 03:31:03 am »
New international order.. Nations aren't important, only slaves and their chains

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Re: Released: New "National Security Strategy"
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2010, 04:29:30 am »
In regards to the original posting: Never before have I seen so much BS in one self contained unit. Shock and awe combined with the intense desire to spit out the nasty taste this created in my mouth would best describe my response to this posting.