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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

FACT SHEET: The U.S.-UK Joint Strategy Board

The United States and the United Kingdom today are announcing the creation of a Joint Strategy Board.  The Board will help enable a more guided, coordinated approach to analyze the “over the horizon” challenges we may face in the future and also how today’s challenges are likely to shape our future choices.  It is designed to better integrate long-term thinking and planning into the day-to-day work of our governments and our bilateral relationship, as we contemplate how significant evolutions in the global economic and security environment will require shifts in our shared strategic approach.
The Joint Strategy Board, co-chaired by the U.S. National Security Staff and the U.K. National Security Secretariat, will include representatives from the Departments of State and Defense, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Ministry of Defense, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Joint Intelligence Organization.  It will report to the U.S. and U.K. National Security Advisors, Thomas E. Donilon and Sir Peter Ricketts.

The Joint Strategy Board will meet quarterly alternating between sites in the United States and United Kingdom.  The U.S. and U.K. National Security Advisors will review the status of the Board after one year and decide whether to renew its mandate.