Military

The National Defense Strategy
of
The United States of America





March 2005


Table of Contents

FOREWORD iii
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY iv
I. AMERICA'S SECURITY IN THE 21st CENTURY 1
A. AMERICA'S ROLE IN THE WORLD 1
B. A CHANGING SECURITY ENVIRONMENT 2
II. A DEFENSE STRATEGY FOR THE 21st CENTURY 6
A. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES 6
B. HOW WE ACCOMPLISH OUR OBJECTIVES 7
C. IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES 9
III. DESIRED CAPABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES 12
A. KEY OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES 12
B. ATTRIBUTES 16



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