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:

    A good man will not engage even in a national cause, without examining the justice of it.
    Samuel Richardson (1689–1761)

    I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!
    Barry Goldwater (b. 1909)