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National Security Decision Directive 238: Basic National Security Strategy   [open pdf - 10MB]

Alternate Title: NSSD 238: Basic National Security Strategy

"Significant progress has been made during the past six years in strengthening the position of the United States in world affairs. The constancy of purpose we have demonstrated in defending U.S. global interests and pursuing our policy objectives has strengthened global security. Yet, important changes have evolved in international affairs that must be considered as we further develop our strategy of peace for the future. This directive supersedes NSDD-32 [National Security Decision Directive 32] and its supporting documents as the primary source of U.S. national security strategy. It shall serve as the starting point for further development of policy and strategy where appropriate. Policy guidance now in effect is being reviewed to ensure its consistency with this document. Supplemental directives will be structured to ensure conformance with this guidance."

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1986-09-02
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