Policy paper

The national security strategy - a strong Britain in an age of uncertainty

This strategy describes how we need the structures in place to allow us to react quickly and effectively to new and evolving threats.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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

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The National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defence and Security Review mark a step-change in the UK’s ability to protect its security and advance its interests in the world.

This Strategy describes how - in an age of uncertainty - we need the structures in place to allow us to react quickly and effectively to new and evolving threats to our security. The Strategy identifies 15 priority risk types, the most pressing of which are:

  • acts of terrorism affecting the UK or its interests
  • hostile attacks upon UK Cyber Space
  • a major accident or natural hazard (for example, influenza pandemic)
  • an international military crisis between states, drawing in the UK and allies
Published 18 October 2010