Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster: National Security Strategy Aims to Reclaim US Strategic Confidence

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H.R. McMaster

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, national security adviser under President Donald Trump’s administration, has said the White House’s national security strategy would focus on how to help the U.S. regain its strategic confidence, DoD News reported Sunday.

McMaster said Saturday during his speech at the Reagan National Defense Forum in California that the administration is set to release its strategy as the country faces security challenges from Russia, China, North Korea, Iran and the Islamic State militant organization.

He noted that such a strategy “will focus on protecting our homeland, advancing American prosperity, preserving peace through strength… and finally enhancing American influence.”

“These national security challenges also require a dramatic rethinking of American foreign policy from previous decades,” he added.

McMaster said the national security strategy would require the country to consider and understand four areas in an effort to reclaim that confidence.

Those areas include the values that define the U.S.; instruments of national power; threats the country faces; and the competitive and dynamic nature of the security environment.

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