National Defense

National defense may refer to:

  • National security, a nation's use of military, economic and political power to maintain survival
  • National missile defense, a military strategy to shield a country from missiles
  • National Defense Service Medal, a decoration of the U.S. military
  • National Defense Reserve Fleet, a reserve of U.S. merchant ships
  • National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
  • National Defense Medical College in Japan
  • National Defense Medical Center in Taiwan
  • National Defense College of the Philippines
  • National Defense Research Committee in the U.S. in the 1940s
  • National Defense Education Act
  • Government of National Defense in Africa in the 1870s

Famous quotes containing the words national and/or defense:

    Being a gentleman is the number one priority, the chief question integral to our national life.
    Edward Fox (b. 1934)

    Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.
    Sun Tzu (6th–5th century B.C.)