June 19, 2024

This [National Security Strategy] sort of fits the mold, in that it is strong on ends, aspirations, and vision, but vague on ways.

In this podcast, four members of the U.S. Army War College engage in dialogue about the Trump Administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS), released in December 2017. Beyond focusing on the content of the strategy itself, they look at it through a historical lens. What is new and what is unchanged from previous strategies may be surprising.



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Mark Duckenfield is Chair of the Department of National Security Strategy at the U.S. Army War College. Richard Lacquement is Dean of the School of Strategic Landpower at the U.S. Army War College. Michelle Ryan is a colonel in the U.S. Army and Director of the National Security Policy Program at the U.S. Army War College. Jacqueline E. Whitt is Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Army War College and WAR ROOM’s Podcast Editor. The views expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army, and Department of Defense.

Photo Credit:  The White House.


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