White House National Security Strategy Focuses On LGBT Discrimination, Climate Change

Patrick Howley Political Reporter
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The White House released a Fact Sheet Friday outlining the main themes of President Obama’s national security strategy, which it plans to release in a fuller document later in the day.

The release marks the Obama White House’s first official national security strategy document since 2010.

The White House Fact Sheet, which mostly rehashes existing foreign policy objectives and vague talking points about “Striving for a world without nuclear weapons,” takes time to state that our national security agenda should involve climate change and gay people.

“Leading the international community to prevent and respond to human rights abuses and mass atrocities as well as gender-based violence and discrimination against LGBT persons,” the White House states as an objective.

“Confronting the urgent crisis of climate change, including through national emissions reductions, international diplomacy, and our commitment to the Green Climate Fund,” the White House also states.

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