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Chapter Three: Further Explanations (Part 01)


Published June 3, 2020

McMaster answers frequently asked questions about the United States’ national security. Is competition an adequate grand strategy? What’s the role of the Department of Defense in countering extremism? How do our actions with one nation affect our actions with other nations? 

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Discussion Questions

  1. What is the impact of climate change on national security?
  2. How do nations perceive one another’s interests, goals, intentions, and capabilities?

Additional Resources

  •  In “H. R. McMaster: Battlegrounds—Competitions That Will Determine American Security, Prosperity, and Influence in a New Era,” H. R. McMaster discusses how to restore America’s strategic competence. Available here.
  • Read “Competence and Confidence” by H. R. McMaster. Available here.