national security


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national security

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. See also security.
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The meeting of Parliamentary Committee on National Security was held here on Thursday with NA Speaker Sardar Ayaz Saddiq in chair.
The Prime Minister said the State was fully conscious of the challenges relating to national security as it was tackling both internal and external problems.
He also appreciated the contribution of NDU in refining and defining national security concepts of the participants and enabling civilian policymakers to acquire a better understanding of issues concerning national security.
A variety of challenges faced by the nation states led to the evolution of the concept of national security in the Second Half of Twentieth Century.
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Nasser Janjua said, "Monitoring and vigilance of the international borders of the country has been strengthened as part of the strategy to beef up national security.
National security is such a ubiquitous concept that public goods and basic rights are being framed in terms of their impact on this abstract notion.
In Congress and the Politics of National Security, US National War College professors David Auerwald and Colton Campbell assemble an impressive group of scholars who examine the effect of Congress on national security issues via its interface with federal agencies and reactions to domestic political concerns.
A White House official said that Tom Donilon is resigning as Obama's National Security Adviser and will be replaced by Rice.
Laura Rozen reports on national security as a senior correspondent for The American Prospect.
It is generally accepted that policy precedes strategy, unless there is a lack of clear policy guidelines in which case strategy is based on an interpretation of certain (and often fragmented) elements of national security policy that may exist.
Reynolds, ruled that the Executive Branch could bar evidence that was a national security threat.

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