National Security Strategy
National Security Strategy PSC 321
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Erica Kugler on Tuesday January 27, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSC 321 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Dr. Frazier in Spring2015. Since its upload, it has received 204 views. For similar materials see US National Security in Political Science at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Date Created: 01/27/15
National Security Strategy 0 Defining Natl Sec 0 Security as a means to protect national interests 0 What are natl interests gt vital vs natl 0 Changing concept of security I quotcirculation complexity and contingency o What is a security strategy 0 Planprocessblueprint by which a country seeks to protect itself from external and internal threats to its security 0 Allows your citizens and other countries to know what things you consider to be security threats 0 Should have clearly defined goals but be more vague on how to achieve those goals I Don t want to run yourself into a box by having a set goal plan I Vagueness on goal plan wiggle room free to try different options rather than being stuck with what you put in the NSS doc 0 History of National Security Strategies 0 Natl Sec doc comes out of restructuring the DoD I Restructuring reorganize how security branches win the govt communicate and work together 0 GoldwaterNichols Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 I Requires the publication of a Natl Sec doc every year 0 National Security Strategies gt priorities 0 Identify top security threats to US 0 Identify strategies to deal w those threats 0 Create statements regarding the requirement of strategy implementation 0 Goal provide an overarching grand strategic vision ie make US more secure 0 Evaluating Strategies 0 What makes a strategy goodbad or effective 0 Should strategy be holistic or focus on traditional security threats I Tradition vs nontraditional sec threats 0 Should national sec strategies be separate from homeland sec or domestic threats I Actorbased threats natl sec vs structural threats homeland o 3 levels of strategy implementation 0 Grand strategic vision ie US as global leader 0 Operational planning ie what to do to make vision a reality 0 Tactical execution ie military deployment use of diplomats 0 Obama s 2010 NSS 0 Purpose address threats to and interests of US provide a vision for US 0 Focus cyber resources pol relationships revamping US econ human rights climate 0 How to deal with issues I US leads on issues but relies on help of allies o Multilateralism I LeadershipPower abroad beings at home Building at home leads to shaping things abroad 0 US is only as strong internationally as it is domestically o Rebuild domestic scene 0 Edu 0 Health 0 Economy 0 Diplomacy gt military action 0 Reboot US economy 0 Utilize international institutions 0 Update institutions for challenges of 21St century 0 Promote and practice universal rights 0 Practice what you preach o 4 cornerstones of strategy implementation 4 instruments of power I Diplomacy I Military I Intelligence I Economy 0 Promote better interagency cooperation to increase efficiency of N55 implementation
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