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Talking strategy: Washington’s new NSS
On 6 February 2015, the White House released a new national security strategy (NSS). The NSS outlines a vision of how to advance core US interests: the security of the US, its citizens, allies and partners; a strong economy; the respect for universal values such as equality, human rights, and democracy; and a rule-based international order. It emphasises that US action will be guided by a long-term perspective and make use of all instruments available including, but not limited to, diplomacy, development, defence, science and technology, and intelligence.
The US will lead by example – upholding its values at home and its obligations abroad – and work alongside capable partners which can be mobilised to take collective action in the face of global challenges.