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July 22, 2020 | Originally published by U.S. Department of Defense on July 21, 2020

The National Defense Strategy (NDS) provides a clear roadmap for the Department of Defense to meet the challenges posed by a re-emergence of long-term strategic competition with China and Russia. The National Defense Strategy acknowledges an increasingly complex global security environment, characterized by overt challenges to the free and open international order.

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