National Security Matters

national security matters

It is part of the mission of the Naval War College Foundation to stay strategically aligned with the Department of the Navy (DoN) and the Department of Defense (DoD) on all matters related to national security and to fund programs at the U.S. Naval War College that support these initiatives. Learn more about the latest guidance from the DoN and DoD.

2023 Naval Education Strategy

The Honorable Carlos Del Toro, the 78th Secretary of the Navy, announced the publication of the 2023 Naval Education Strategy during remarks at the U.S. Naval War College's Change of Command Ceremony for RADM Shoshana S. Chatfield, USN, and RADM Peter A. Garvin,...

Department of Defense Issues 2022 National Defense Strategy

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...

Biden-Harris Administrations National Security Strategy

The National Security Strategy (NSS) is a report mandated by Section 603 of the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-433). It has been transmitted annually since 1987. The NSS is to be sent from the President to Congress...

CNO NAVPLAN Update 2022

The CNO Navigation Plan (NAVPLAN), released in January 2021, focused the Navy’s efforts across four foundational priorities: Readiness, Capabilities, Capacity, and Sailors. This update builds upon the NAVPLAN 2021 foundation, leveraging Navy progress to further strengthen the United States Navy’s warfighting advantage.

Former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe set the course to strengthen national security. Does Japan have the courage to follow it?

The Naval War College Foundation asked Capt. Yuki Bito of Japan's Maritime Self-Defense (JMSDF) officer, to share her perspective here on the impact of the death of former Prime MInister Shinzo Abe, one of Japan's most prominent supporters of its national defense and a free and open Indo Pacific. Capt. Bito is currently serving as a liaison officer and military professor in the international Programs Department at the U.S. Naval War College.

Japanese leader with JAPAN sign in table before him

Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

This is the Annual Threat Assessment report of the U.S. Intelligence Community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The report reflects the collective insights of the Intelligence Community, which is committed every day to providing the nuanced,...

Department of Defense Publishes Climate Risk Analysis

The Department of Defense (DoD) published its Climate Risk Analysis, which provides a detailed summary of the DoD's climate change considerations with potential impact on mission, operations and resources. From the Executive Summary: Climate change is reshaping the...


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