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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
 
'''National security''' is
'''National security''' refers to the requirement to maintain the survival of the nation-state through the use of economic, military and political power and the exercise of diplomacy.
 
   
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{{Quote|[a] collective term encompassing both [[national defense]] and foreign relations of the United States. Specifically, the condition provided by: a. a military or defense advantage over any foreign nation or group of nations; b. a favorable foreign relations position; or c. a defense posture capable of successfully resisting hostile or destructive action from within or without, [[overt]] or [[covert]].<ref>U.S. [[Department of Defense]], Joint Pub. 1–02: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (Nov. 8, 2010, as amended through May 15, 2011) ([http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/jp1_02.pdf full-text]).</ref>}}
== Overview ==
 
   
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== References ==
Measures taken to ensure national security include:
 
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* using diplomacy to rally allies and isolate [[threat]]s
 
* maintaining effective armed forces
 
* implementing civil defense and emergency preparedness measures (including [[anti-terrorism]] legislation)
 
* ensuring the [[resilience]] and [[redundancy]] of [[critical infrastructure]]
 
* using [[intelligence services]] to detect and defeat or avoid [[threat]]s and [[espionage]], and to protect [[classified information]]
 
* using [[counterintelligence]] services or secret police to protect the nation from [[internal threat]]s.
 
 
 
{{Wikipedia|National security}}
 
 
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Latest revision as of 17:27, 21 July 2011

Definition[]

National security is

[a] collective term encompassing both national defense and foreign relations of the United States. Specifically, the condition provided by: a. a military or defense advantage over any foreign nation or group of nations; b. a favorable foreign relations position; or c. a defense posture capable of successfully resisting hostile or destructive action from within or without, overt or covert.[1]

References[]

  1. U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Pub. 1–02: DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (Nov. 8, 2010, as amended through May 15, 2011) (full-text).