«Peace from a position of strength» — a new strategy of US national security

«Peace from a position of strength» — a new strategy of US national security

White house adviser on national security Herbert McMaster on Tuesday announced the new strategy of the national security policy of the United States, briefly describing its key provisions. The full version of the strategy will be announced by the President, trump Monday, December 18.

According to McMaster, the strategy will be to prioritize the four «vital national interests» — the prism through which the administration is considering issues of national security. These four areas include defense of the homeland and the American people, the increase in American prosperity and economic security, the preservation of peace from a position of strength (i.e., strengthening and development of the armed forces) and the expansion of American influence.

«Peace from a position of strength» — a new strategy of US national security

In his speech, McMaster said the main threat to the national security of the United States. Today is:

Russia and China, which have undermined the foundations of the international order and the rule of law. The danger of Russia Advisor sees the unleashing of «the so-called new generation of warfare» by the use of propaganda, disinformation and subversive complex campaigns in an attempt to «divide the American community.» The China threat to the United States from the point of view of economic aggression, — said the adviser.

North Korea and Iranthat sponsor terrorism and build weapons of mass destruction. Speaking of Korea, McMaster said that now, perhaps, the world has a last chance to resolve the situation on the Korean Peninsula to avoid military conflict. As for Iraq, its degree of danger has not yet reached a critical point, but due to violations of the so-called «nuclear agreement» in a short time is quite acceptable.

Transnational terrorist organizations, including radical Islamist groups, constantly looking for new ways to attack the United States. Previous approaches to the fight against terrorism and the problems of radical Islamist ideology in the US McMaster called «too shortsighted.»