Issue Brief on “US National Security Strategy 2017”


In December 2017, President Trump issued his administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS). The document was hailed as an American First National Security Strategy, translating President Trumps ‘America First’ rhetoric. The document present an overview of the approaches US is willing to pursue to overcome it national and strategic interests.

The overall view of the document proposes the idea of usage of intense military, economic and political influence and might to meet America’s short and long-term goals in the global competition. The document showcases US growing paranoia with multi-polarity, where its dominance is challenged by other growing and developing powers. It also displays an offensive US posture towards certain challenges and issues that the US sees as a threat to its global dominance.

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