February 07, 2015

US Security Strategy Reflects Changed World

Featuring Julianne Smith

For the first time in almost five years, the White House has released a new National Security Strategy that makes the case for American leadership in a world in which terrorist threats and Great Power politics share equal billing as national security threats.

The new strategy comes as the Obama administration enters the final two years of its stewardship and prepares to hand off its foreign policy legacy to the next Democratic nominee for president.

The congressionally mandated strategy was unable to hide from the almost hopelessly outdated May 2010 version, released just months before a series of seismic events transformed thinking about US national security.

Read the full article at Defense News.


  • Julianne Smith

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where she coedits “Shadow Government.” She is also a senior advisor at WestExec Advisors, an adjunct senio...