"The National Security Strategy recognizes the importance of strengthening our economic security, expanding trade and investment, and promoting economic development," says Under Secretary of State Alan P. Larson. "We are working to achieve these goals through diplomacy and by sharing the experience of our own development, based on our political and economic freedoms. Success in achieving these economic policy goals is a core part of our National Security Strategy." The President's National Security Strategy aims to "help make the world not just safer but better." And a world that is better will also be safer. National security and global economic prosperity are inexorably linked. Economic strength and resiliency are the foundation of our national security. The economic dimension of the National Security Strategy focuses on three priorities: First, we must assure economic security by making the U.S. and global economies more resilient to economic shocks. Second, we must advance a global prosperity agenda by expanding trade and investment between nations. Third, we need to ensure poor nations participate fully in the rising tide of prosperity.
U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda: An Electronic Journal of the U.S. Department of State, v.7, no.4, p. 19-22