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Government Documents on National Security Policy: U.S. Policy Documents

Government Documents on National Security Policy

U.S. Policy Documents, Laws, & Regulations

Examples of U.S. Government national security policy documents include:

AirSea Battle Concept Summary 2011  

Asia Pacific Maritime Security Strategy 2015
A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower (2015)

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report (2020)

Force Design 2030 (U.S. Marine Corps Commandant March 2020)

U.S. Navy Arctic Roadmap 2014-2030

2014 National Defense Panel Report Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense for the Future (From U.S. Institute of Peace)

2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (Obama Administration)

2010 Nuclear Posture Review Report (Obama Administration)
2011 National Security Space Strategy (Obama Administration)

2011 Defense Department Cyber Strategy (Obama Administration)

2011 Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime (Obama Administration)

2015 National Security Strategy (Obama Administration)

2017 National Security Strategy (Trump Administration)

2018 National Biodefense Strategy (Trump Administration)

2018 Nuclear Posture Review (Trump Administration)

Military Service by Transgender Individuals (Trump Administration 2018)

2019 Missile Defense Review (Trump Administration)

2020 National Strategy to Secure 5G (Trump Administration)

2020 United States Strategic Approach to the People's Republic of China (Trump Administration)

National Defense Strategy Commission (U.S. Institute of Peace-2018)

Defense Space Strategy Summary (2020-Trump Administration)

National Security Strategy for a New Century
Click here for 2002 edition and here for 2006 edition.
HSSE DOC PREX 1.19:N 21/SE 2
Discriminate Deterrence: Report of the Commission on Integrated Long-Term Strategy HSSE DOC D 1.2:D 48
Fundamentals of Force Planning HSSE DOD D 208.2:F 82/990-

Joint Electronic Library   (Contains U.S. joint military doctrine documents)

HSSE REF D 5.21:
Joint Doctrine Publications HSSE DOC D 5.12
New World Vistas: Air and Space Power for the
21st Century
(Also in CD-ROM)
HSSE DOC D 301.118:P 87/
Intentions and Capabilities: Estimates on Soviet Strategic Forces 1950-1983 HSSE 355.033594709045 In 8 1996
Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces HSSE DOC PR 41.8:W 84
Facing the Future: Meeting the Threats and Challenges of the 21st Century (2005)  
Worldwide Manpower Distribution HSSE MF D 1.61/3:

Proliferation: Threat and Response

Quadrennial Defense Review (2010)

HSSE DOC D 1.2:P 94/17/997

Strategic Assessment

National Commission on the Future of the Army (2016)

HSSE DOC D 5.402:IN 7/4/


National Defense Strategy of the United States of America (2005)

National Military Stategy of the United States of America (2015)

National Military Strategy of the United States (2011)

National Military Strategy of the United States of America (2004)

Congressional Commission on the Stategic Posture of the United States (2010) (Published by U.S. Institute of Peace)

Space Policy Directive 4:  Establishment of the United States Space Force (Feb. 19, 2019)


Laws and Regulations

U.S. Code (Titles 10 & 50)
Slip Laws (1995-present)
Nexis Uni (Federal and state civilian court case opinions)
Uniform Code of Military Justice
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Code of Federal Regulations (Title 32)
Federal Register (Comment on proposed regulations)

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