I read the "National Security Strategy of the United States of America, DECEMBER, 2017" last night. It's a mixed bag loaded with falsehoods.
- It's wrong on economics, as it promotes thoroughly discredited trickle-down.
- It's wrong on climate, as it promotes more carbon-fuel burning.
- It's wrong on Iran, as it calls Iran a huge terrorism supporter (which it definitely is not).
- It's wrong on Russia, as it denies the Crimeans' overwhelming free-and-fair referendum to join Russia and as it hypes false-propaganda (unsubstantiated accusations) concerning the Russian government "meddling" in other countries.
- It's wrong on Venezuela, as it supports neoliberal-economic policies and practices against the duly elected, social-democratic government there.
- It's missing the point on North Korea, as it doesn't properly assign blame for North Korea's reactions to regime changes (coups) orchestrated and/or supported by the US against other nations. (Though it does say that such coups and support for them will no longer be US policy or practice.)
- It doesn't condemn the election fraud by the right-wing government of Honduras, which lack of condemnation is stark hypocrisy since the US supports dictators such as the Saudis and also supports right-wing-Zionist land theft, and worse, against Palestinians and against international law to which the US is signatory and expressly bound therefore by our own US Constitution.
- It doesn't condemn the Saudis' war crimes against the Houthis of Yemen, which war crimes the US greatly facilitates via weapons and ammunition supplies, etc.
- It's wrong on defense spending. It's particularly wrong on nuclear weapons. International arms reduction and elimination is the right approach.
- It's wrong on supranational government, even though it pays some lip service to the United Nations. Thoroughly democratic international government is the right approach.
Those are just some of the most-glaring highlights.
It's a really poor strategy. It's the result of decidedly shallow thinking, low moral-standards, and PSYOPS aimed against foreign and domestic targets.