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Secretary Nielsen’s Statement on President Trump’s National Security Strategy

Release Date: December 18, 2017

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s National Security Strategy:

“Today, the President released a bold vision for our nation’s security and outlined how we will defend our homeland by putting America first. Our highest responsibility as a government is to protect our people, and the President’s strategy makes it clear we will do that by implementing sweeping security enhancements covering cyberspace and our borders. The strategy also makes clear that homeland security extends beyond our territory, which is why we will pursue threats to their source—whether they are from terrorist groups or transnational criminal organizations. The men and women of the Department of Homeland Security stand ready to implement the President’s agenda and to protect the United States from any and all threats.”

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Last Updated: 02/05/2021
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