“The ideals that have inspired our history – freedom, democracy, and human dignity – are increasingly inspiring individuals and nations throughout the world. … We choose leadership over isolationism, and the pursuit of free trade and open markets over protectionism. We choose to deal with challenges now rather than leaving them for future generations. We fight our enemies abroad instead of waiting for them to arrive in our country. We seek to shape the world, not merely be shaped by it; to influence events for the better instead of being at their mercy.”
President George W. Bush
Letter Introducing The National Security Strategy
March 16, 2006
On March 16, 2006, the White House released President Bush’s second term National Security Strategy (NSS), which reflects the President’s most solemn obligation: to protect the security of the American people.
The NSS explains how the United States government is working to protect the American people, advance American interests, enhance global security, and expand global liberty and prosperity.
This strategy expands on the original security framework developed by the Bush administration in September 2002, before the invasion of Iraq.
The full text of this strategy is available to search.
For more information about the National Security Strategy of the United States:
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