Chapter VII. Expand the Circle of Development by Opening Societies and Building the
Infrastructure of Democracy
Section C. The Way Ahead
America's national interests and moral values drive us in the same direction: to assist the
world's poor citizens and least developed nations and help integrate them into the global
economy. We have accomplished many of the goals laid out in the 2002 National
Security Strategy. Many of the new initiatives we launched in the last 4 years are now
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fully operating to help the plight of the world's least fortunate. We will persevere on this
Development reinforces diplomacy and defense, reducing long-term threats to our
national security by helping to build stable, prosperous, and peaceful societies.
Improving the way we use foreign assistance will make it more effective in strengthening
responsible governments, responding to suffering, and improving people's lives.