A Strong Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The National Security Strategy


Start: 2010-11-31, Publication: 2013-03-06


For the first time, the Government has produced a full strategy for national security alongside clear decisions about our country's priorities, the capabilities we need to achieve them and the resources we will allocate... It identifies ... eight crosscutting National Security Tasks, supported by more detailed planning guidelines. In terms of our National Security Strategy, these are the ways in which we will act to achieve our objectives.

The National Security Council will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of this National Security Strategy and of the Strategic Defence and Security Review decisions. Lead ministers will have responsibility for coordinating priority areas of work across government, supported by officials, to implement the strategy and the review. We will publish an annual report of progress on implementation for scrutiny by the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the National Security Strategy, and we commit to producing a new National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review every five years.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:Her Majesty's Government



  • David CameronPrime Minister

  • Nick CleggDeputy Prime Minister

  • National Security CouncilThe National Security Council ensures a strategic and tightly coordinated approach across the whole of government to the risks and opportunities the country faces and gives strategic direction to the efforts of our Armed Forces in Afghanistan to help them succeed in their mission.