We argued in Chapter 1 that the current constellation of digital media and networks; networks of regular international trade and travel; and the complex networks of global political, economic, and social systems provide a new context for the formation of National Security Strategy. Key to this new context are the opportunities, threats, and challenges this new constellation provides. In the rest of the book we tried to explore specific aspects of these challenges.
Section 1 explored current thinking on national security and contemporary threats to that security. Importantly, a key theme in this section was the interdependence ...