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04. National Interests, Strategic Goals, and Diplomatic Readiness Platform





National Interest:  National Security
RS        Regional Stability
WD       Weapons of Mass Destruction

National Interest:  Economic Prosperity
OM       Open Markets
EX        U.S. Exports
EG        Global Economic Growth
ED        Economic Development

National Interest:  American Citizens and U.S. Borders
AC        American Citizens
TM       Travel and Migration

National Interest:  Law Enforcement
IC         International Crime
ID         Illegal Drugs
TE        Countering Terrorism

National Interest:  Democracy
DE        Democracy

National Interest:  Humanitarian Response
HA        Humanitarian Assistance

National Interest:  Global Issues
EN        Environment
PO       Population
HE        Health

The 16 goals on the left are strategic goals; they deal with specific mission purposes and U.S. Government policies.  The four below deal with essentials of our providing "diplomatic readiness." 

The first one represents broad program work that simultaneously supports whatever strategic goals an organization identifies in its plan.

Diplomatic Activity
MU       Mutual Understanding

We call the final three our Diplomatic Readiness Platform.  They are critical to our achievement of any program goals.

Diplomatic Readiness Platform
HR        Human Resources
IR         Information Resources
IO         Infrastructure and Operations




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