Report: Core elements of Trump’s National Security Strategy approved

Report: Core elements of Trump’s National Security Strategy approved
© Getty Images

President Trump has approved of a national security strategy and has the support of key Cabinet secretaries, Axios reported on Sunday. 

According to the report, the new strategy will be centered on new technological threats, homeland security and economic competition in regards to national security.

It will lay out the path for how the administration will handle various choices about foreign policy and national security, Axios said. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonPress: Acosta, latest to walk the plank A brief timeline of Trump's clashes with intelligence director Dan Coats What is Trump's Iran end game? MORE, Secretary of Defense James MattisJames Norman MattisEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Five things to watch for at Defense nominee's confirmation hearing MORE, and CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoAs tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Trump's Huawei concession is 'the rope that could hang America' MORE back the strategy, which will come under evaluation by the Cabinet this week in its meeting.

The report on the strategy comes as Trump continues to grapple with North Korea’s nuclear aggression and amid the ongoing investigations into Russia’s efforts to meddle in the United States election. 

Two aides to national security adviser H.R. McMaster worked with him on putting together the strategy, the report said.

Axios reports sources have said the document is "realistic" and "hard-nosed," adding that it is not as idealistic as previous strategies.