National Security Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org

national security

1.) A collective term encompassing both national defense and foreign relations of the United States with the purpose of gaining: 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.

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In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Term Classification: personnel

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Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Term sourced from JP 1: Doctrine for the Armed Forces of the United States, updated March 2013 View source document

This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015


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