National Security Strategy of September 2002
The National Security Strategy of September 2002 (NSS 2002) of President George Walker Bush was released by the White House on September 17, 2002.
U.S. Code Title 50, Chapter 15, Section 404a: "Annual national security strategy report"
- (a) Transmittal to Congress
- (1) The President shall transmit to Congress each year a comprehensive report on the national security strategy of the United States (hereinafter in this section referred to as a national security strategy report).
- (2) The national security strategy report for any year shall be transmitted on the date on which the President submits to Congress the budget for the next fiscal year under section 1105 of title 31.
- (3) Not later than 150 days after the date on which a new President takes office, the President shall transmit to Congress a national security strategy report under this section. That report shall be in addition to the report for that year transmitted at the time specified in paragraph (2).
- (b) Contents: Each national security strategy report shall set forth the national security strategy of the United States and shall include a comprehensive description and discussion of the following:
- (1) The worldwide interests, goals, and objectives of the United States that are vital to the national security of the United States.
- (2) The foreign policy, worldwide commitments, and national defense capabilities of the United States necessary to deter aggression and to implement the national security strategy of the United States.
- (3) The proposed short-term and long-term uses of the political, economic, military, and other elements of the national power of the United States to protect or promote the interests and achieve the goals and objectives referred to in paragraph (1).
- (4) The adequacy of the capabilities of the United States to carry out the national security strategy of the United States, including an evaluation of the balance among the capabilities of all elements of the national power of the United States to support the implementation of the national security strategy.
- (5) Such other information as may be necessary to help inform Congress on matters relating to the national security strategy of the United States.
- (c) Classified and unclassified form: Each national security strategy report shall be transmitted in both a classified and an unclassified form
national security strategy: (Department of Defense) "The art and science of developing, applying, and coordinating the instruments of national power (diplomatic, economic, military, and informational) to achieve objectives that contribute to national security. Also called national strategy or grand strategy."
"The U.S. national security strategy is based on a distinctly American internationalism that reflects the union of our values and our national interests. The aim of this strategy is to help make the world not just safer but better." U.S. Department of State
- NSS 2002 (series of html) (White House), September 2002.
- NSS 2002 ("printer friendly") (White House), September 2002.
- NSS 2002 (series of htm) (Department of State), September 2002.
- NSS 2002 (pdf) and (series of html) (Department of State), September 2002.
- National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction/National Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction (pdf), White House, December 2002.
Other Related SourceWatch Resources
- Bush doctrine
- Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 1996
- Defense Science Board
- Homeland defense
- Homeland security
- National Defense Panel
- Pax Americana
- preemptive war
- Project for the New American Century
- Stanley Foundation's Independent Task Force on US Strategies for National Security
- U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century / Hart-Rudman Commission
- Don M. Snider, The National Security Strategy: Documenting Strategic Vision (Second Edition) (pdf file), Army War College, March 15, 1995.
- Robert Ranquet, Think Tanks and the National Security Strategy Formulation Process: A Comparison of Current American and French Patterns (26 pdf pages), Acquisition Review Quarterly, Winter 1997.
- Gregorio B. Honasan and Michael Eric L. Castillo, Fundamentals of National Security Strategy, ndcp.edu, no date.
- "Wikipedia'": National Security Strategy of the United States.
- Bush's new national security strategy: U.S. will act preemptively and alone, arabicnews.com, September 21, 2002.
- The Bush National Security Strategy: A First Step, Center for Defense Information, September 26, 2002.
- Charles Knight, Essential Elements Missing in the National Security Strategy of 2002, Center for International Relations, October 9, 2002.
- Charles V. Peña, The New National Security Strategy Is American Empire, Cato Institute, October 20, 2002.
- Jonathan Kirshner, Barry Strauss, Maria Fanis, and Matthew Evangelista, Iraq and Beyond: The New U.S. National Security Strategy (pdf file), Peace Studies Program, Cornell University, January 2003.
- Lynn E. Davis and Jeremy Shapiro, eds.,The U.S. Army and the New National Security Strategy (pdf files), RAND Corporation, 2003.
- A New National Security Strategy in an Age of Terrorists,Tyrants, and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Three Options Presented as Presidential Speeches. Lawrence J. Korb, Project Director. A Council Policy Initiative Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Charles V. Peña, World or homeland? US National Security Strategy in the 21st century OpenDemocracy, May 29, 2003.
Think Tanks/Research Centers
- Defense Studies, Cato Institute.
- Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
- Council on Foreign Relations.
- George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies.
- Research: National Security, Heritage Foundation.
- RAND Corporation.
Other National Security Strategy Documents
- A National Security Strategy of Engagement and Enlargement, White House, February 1996.
- A National Security Strategy for A New Century, May 1997.
- A National Security Strategy for a New Century, White House, October 1998.
- A National Strategy for a New Century, White House, December 1999.
- Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts, CIA, December 2000.
- U.S. National Security Strategy Hearing Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, March 21, 2001.
- National Commission on US National Security Strategy, with numerous links to include Quadrennial Defense Review 2001; Rumsfeld Strategy Review; and Quadrennial Defense Review 1997.