Trump lays out national security strategy

President Trump outlines "America First" national security strategy singling out challenges at home and abroad, including Russia.

Posted: Dec. 18, 2017 4:58 PM

(NBC News) President Trump has outlined his new plan to keep America safe – by putting America first.

"A nation that does not protect prosperity at home cannot protect its interests abroad," the president said Monday as he outlined four main points of a plan that echoed many of his campaign appearances.

The new strategy focuses on defending the homeland, American prosperity, American influence and "peace through strength."

"It calls for the construction of a wall on our southern border, ending chain migration and the horrible visa and lottery programs," Trump said.

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