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Funding threats : The new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry while still addressing other threats that abound in the world today, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Friday.

The secretary unveiled the strategy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, a division of Johns Hopkins University based in Washington. Mattis stressed that the strategy is not merely a defense strategy, but an American strategy.

The strategy — the first new strategy in a decade — is based on the National Security Strategy President Donald J. Trump announced in December.

NEW STRATEGY RECLAIMS ‘AN ERA OF STRATEGIC PURPOSE’

“Today, America’s military reclaims an era of strategic purpose and we’re alert to the realities of a changing world and attentive to the need to protect our values and the countries that stand with us,” the secretary said. “America’s military protects our way of life and I want to point out it also protects a realm of ideas. It’s not just about protecting geography. This is a defense strategy that will guide our efforts in all realms.” Read more

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The new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry while still addressing other threats that abound in the world today, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said Friday. 

The secretary unveiled the strategy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, a division of Johns Hopkins University based in Washington. Mattis stressed that the strategy is not merely a defense strategy, but an American strategy. 

The strategy — the first new strategy in a decade — is based on the National Security Strategy President Donald J. Trump announced in December.

NEW STRATEGY RECLAIMS ‘AN ERA OF STRATEGIC PURPOSE’

“Today, America’s military reclaims an era of strategic purpose and we’re alert to the realities of a changing world and attentive to the need to protect our values and the countries that stand with us,” the secretary said. “America’s military protects our way of life and I want to point out it also protects a realm of ideas. It’s not just about protecting geography. This is a defense strategy that will guide our efforts in all realms