May 27

Past Event

The Obama Administration’s National Security Strategy

Event Materials



  • Cohesive Security Approach

    Strobe Talbott says the National Security Strategy presents a cohesive approach for reaching the nation''s geopolitical and geo-economic strategy goals through diplomacy, defense and development.

    Strobe Talbott

  • Brazil Remains An Important Ally

    Clinton says Brazil is an important U.S. ally, though the administration seriously disagrees with the South American nation over its position on Iran''s nuclear program.

    Strobe Talbott

  • Security Through Fiscal Responsibility

    Clinton says our massive deficit adversely impacts on national security. The U.S. needs a strategic, long term, sustainable fiscal plan to shrink the deficit she says, and promote greater security.

    Strobe Talbott

  • The National Security Framework

    The National Security Strategy is a framework for making the U.S. more secure, but the success of the plan could be hampered without sufficient funding, Clinton says.

    Strobe Talbott


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On May 27, the Managing Global Insecurity Project at Brookings hosted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for a conversation on the Obama Administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS). The Secretary outlined the major points of the NSS, including preventing nuclear proliferation, terrorism and al Qaeda, use of military force, development, and diplomacy.

Secretary Clinton joined the State Department after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and Senator. During her tenure in the Senate, she served on the Armed Services Committee and worked to launch the government’s Vital Voices Democracy Initiative. She was also a Commissioner on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

Brookings President Strobe Talbott provided introductory remarks. After the program, Secretary Clinton took audience questions.

Event Agenda


May 27, 2010

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW


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