For John, BLUF: It will be interesting to see where President Obama thinks he is going. Nothing to see here; just move along.
As we pass from Thanksgiving toward Christmas we are told by The Washington Post that the Obama Administration is looking to issue an updated National Security Strategy (NSS) early in the new year. The article can be found here.
President Obama will formally present a new national security strategy early next year, identifying his foreign policy priorities for the remainder of his time in office, the White House said Friday.The 2010 version of the National Security Strategy can be found here.
The new policy document will be the second of Obama's administration and will likely update the previous one, released in May 2010, in several important areas. Those include policies for fighting the next phase of the war against al-Qaeda, the shift of national security resources to Asia and a plan to manage declining defense budgets amid fiscal strain.
The administration will present another strategy paper on how it intends to achieve the policy ambitions to be outlined in the new national security doctrine sometime in the spring, Obama told Congress in a letter made public Friday.
The reason for a published national security strategy is so that we, the Citizens, know which direction our Federal Government is trying to lead us. Having a strategy is a much better way to guide budget development that just the normal pork barrel log rolling Congress normally engages in.
Regards — Cliff