The Importance Of Leadership In The United States

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The United States (U.S.) government has no greater role in today’s world than to provide strong leadership to the global community and to ensure that we safeguard our national and strategic interests from physical and economic encroachment and provide unfretted protection to our U.S. citizens in an uncertain and unpredictable world. America’s prosperity as a nation remains unapparelled in the world history and our leadership within the international community serves as an exemplar for all states to follow.
The national security of the U.S. is of paramount concern to our nation’s leadership and its citizenry. We are currently facing one of the greatest challenges to our economic well-being as a nation and a leader in the free world today. We
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will not stand idly by and watch as nations unnecessarily use military force or unrestrained economic coercion as instruments to control contested areas or areas of territorial dispute. The first choice of any government is to use diplomacy to try and avoid an altercation or conflict at all costs. If the act of diplomacy is not sufficient or does not meet the strategic goals and objectives of the U.S. and its territories, we may as a last resort have to use limited armed force. In as such, the U.S. maintains a strong and agile force in readiness to guard the sole interests of the U.S. and its allies to meet any threat to vital U.S. interests and strategic objectives. Reluctantly, due to our nation 's needs, it is essential that we focus more strategically, which may cause some countries concern as we slowly change direction from being the world’s preeminent guardian for states in …show more content…
is watching very attentively as China’s advances its influence in strategic maritime waterways and ports across the globe. With the formation of the Chinese led National Alliance of Federated States (NAFS) China, in essence, is economically influencing the control of the Strait of Malacca. The Strait of Malacca is the third most critical choke point in the world following the Panama and Suez Canals. China’s claims in the South China Sea, which is a transit point for the Strait of Malacca, have been assessed as not being territorial in nature, but are more genuinely about protecting or denying the transit of tankers and other commercial trade through the straits. In 2016 it was assessed that one quarter of the world’s trade and eighty percent of China’s oil passed through the Strait of Malacca, which is only 1.5 miles wide at its narrowest point. The U.S. is poised to challenge any belligerent that threatens to impede the free navigation through this vital maritime

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