The Obama Administration’s National Security Strategy
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.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.