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What is a US National Security Strategy?
General Reference (not clearly pro or con)
The US Department of State, in the Dec. 2002 issue of its electronic journal US Foreign Policy Agenda titled "U.S. National Security Strategy: A New Era," stated:
"Each administration is required by the Goldwater-Nichols Act of 1986 to submit an annual report to Congress setting out the nation’s comprehensive strategic security objectives. The tradition began with President Harry S Truman in 1950 with NSC-68, a report that focused on the United States and the then-Soviet Union and calling for a doctrine of containment that dominated the ensuing Cold War. Each president since then has submitted a similar document to Congress in varying forms and with varying degrees of specificity."
Dec. 2002 - US Department of State
The United States Code, the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the U.S., last updated in 2000, stipulates the conditions of the National Security Strategy under Title 50, Chapter 15, Subchapter I, § 404a of the "Annual National Security Strategy Report":
"(a) Transmittal to Congress
(1) The President shall transmit to Congress each year a comprehensive report on the national security strategy of the United States (hereinafter in this section referred to as a 'national security strategy report').
(1) The worldwide interests, goals, and objectives of the United States that are vital to the national security of the United States.(c) Classified and unclassified form
Each national security strategy report shall be transmitted in both a classified and an unclassified form."
2000 - Title 50, Chapter 15, Subchapter I, § 404a, Annual National Security Strategy Report (6.92 KB)