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New Defense Strategy for a New World

Modern national security threats require a renewed commitment to development and diplomacy, as well as our military strength.

Life’s frenetic pace and growing global interdependence have had a profound impact on the way America must engage with the world.

Our greatest threats are no longer from another country, as was the case during the Cold War. Today, they are as likely to come from infectious diseases, failed states, economic despair, nonstate actors, and terrorism—issues that cannot be addressed through military might alone.

This requires a new approach, drawing on a renewed commitment to development and diplomacy—as well as our military strength.

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Tom Daschle

Distinguished Senior Fellow

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