Department of Defense Issues 2022 National Defense Strategy

Nov 30, 2022

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued the 2022 National Defense Strategy (NDS). The NDS outlines the Department’s path forward to help protect the American people, promote global security, seize new strategic opportunities, and realize and defend our democratic values.

From the introduction:

The 2022 NDS sets forth how the U.S. military will meet growing threats to vital U.S. national security interests and to a stable and open international system. It directs the Department to act urgently to sustain and strengthen U.S. deterrence, with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as the Department’s pacing challenge.

The strategy identifies four top-level defense priorities that the Department must pursue to strengthen deterrence. First, we will defend the homeland. Second, we will deter strategic attacks against the United States, our Allies, and our partners. Third, we will deter aggression and be prepared to prevail in conflict when necessary. Fourth, to ensure our future military advantage, we will build a resilient Joint Force and defense ecosystem.  

Read the full report: DoD 2022 National Defense Strategy


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