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Immediate Release

Statement by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis on the President’s National Security Strategy

Dec. 18, 2017

The President’s 2017 National Security Strategy provides our Nation a clear and comprehensive strategy to address the security challenges that America faces.  As the world’s most lethal armed force, the men and women of the United States military ensure our diplomats always speak from a position of strength.  Supported by our allies and partners, we will continue to defend our common security interests as we protect America from those seeking to threaten the freedoms we enjoy.