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U.S. Security Interests

Increasing Global Stability
Strengthening International Orhanizations
Relieving Large-Scale Human Suffering


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Increasing Global Stability

There is broad agreement in the U.S. that chaos in the international system can in many cases have a detrimental impact on U.S. interests and citizens. The United States will back peace operations when they are initiated in support of democracy or conflict resolution. Washington is also committed to assist in efforts to contain local conflicts before they become a threat to international order requiring a military response.

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Strengthening International Organizations

The U.S. has an interest in enhancing the capacity of international organizations to cope with crises confronting the international community. Support for the U.N. Security Council as an instrument for consensus-building among major powers remains a primary U.S. objective. The U.S. also supports the strengthening of regional organizations such as the CSCE and OAU.

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Relieving Large-Scale Human Suffering

Emergency food, shelter, medical care, and security for victims of natural and man-made disasters, both at home and abroad, cannot always be provided on a timely basis in sufficient quantity by relief organizations. The U.S. military, with its unmatched capabilities in airlift, logistics, and medical assistance to stricken communities, will continue to be a key player in responding to many humanitarian crises throughout the world.


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