Johnson elaborates on National Security Strategy

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson | Courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson put out a statement on Friday on the National Security Strategy for 2015 that was recently released by President Barrack Obama.

Johnson said the strategy aims to provide measures for the U.S. to increase strength, resolve and vision to succeed at being a strong leader within the global community. Johnson said that in a dangerous world, the personnel who serve the nation in his department are committed to protecting the nation and the liberties and fundamental rights granted by the Constitution.

"The 2015 National Security Strategy makes it clear that advancing our nation’s interests in a world of gathering darkness will require a vigilant, patient and robust Department of Homeland Security to keep the American people safe from terrorist attacks and national hazards while strengthening our national resilience," Johnson said.

Johnson said it is not only the military strength of the nation that will influence global situations, but that our economic prowess and dedication to the values and ideals on which the U.S. was founded  also would play an important role on the international stage.

The strategy included a plan to improve development and management capabilities in the event of emerging biological threats, such as the Ebola virus or anthrax. Improvements to food and economic security, as well as protecting business and overall macroeconomic growth, also were called for in the strategy.

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