FP4A Statement on Announcement of U.S. National Security Strategy

October 12, 2022

FP4A Statement on Announcement of U.S. National Security Strategy

Washington, DC – Foreign Policy for America congratulates President Biden and his administration on the release of the updated National Security Strategy. We welcome its focus on strengthening and leading with diplomacy, its attention to alliances as “our most important strategic asset,” and its recognition that the U.S is strongest abroad when it is strongest at home.

With its new National Security Strategy, the Biden-Harris Administration has set out a bold, cross-cutting vision for protecting and enhancing American security. It appropriately prioritizes competition with China as the most consequential geopolitical challenge facing the U.S., while rejecting the notion that we are engaged in a Manichaean contest.

 The Strategy addresses both immediate threats, including those stemming from Russia’s illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, as well as systemic, transnational risks that demand sustained global cooperation. In an important first, it recognizes climate change as the greatest and most existential of our shared security challenges.

“The new National Security Strategy lays out a clear-eyed and pragmatic approach to global issues, rooted in how they affect the everyday lives of Americans across the country,” said Andrew Albertson, Executive Director of Foreign Policy for America. “It recognizes the very serious national security challenges we face, including the existential risk of a changing climate, but also the reality that we have at hand the resources to meet them. We look forward to working with Congress and the Administration to ensure the principles embodied in this document are reflected in policy and practice.”