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(Information contained in U.S. Department of Defense [DOD] press release dated: August 17, 2021)

Joint Statement on U.S.-Canada Consultation on Strategic Documents¹

The Department of Defense of the United States of America (DoD) and the Canadian Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) recognize the value of strategic dialogue between the United States and Canada. In line with past collaboration to inform key policy documents, such as the development of the U.S. National Defense Strategy (NDS) and of Canada’s defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged, DoD and DND/CAF intend to consult with each other to inform the upcoming development of future strategic documents. Further, DoD and DND/CAF endeavor to support each other’s future strategy development processes in order to enhance our approach to addressing mutual defense and security challenges through strategic exchanges to discuss shared challenges in North America and around the world.

¹Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Minister of National Defence Harjit S. Sajjan approved this joint statement during a telephone conversation on the 14th day of August 2021.