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National security

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Security measures outside the Houses of Parliament, London, England. These heavy blocks of concrete will prevent a vehicle being rammed into the building

National security refers to policy enacted by governments to ensure the survival and safety of the nation-state, including but not limited to the exercise of diplomatic, economic, and military power in both peace and war.

Measures taken to ensure national security include:

National security has become a popular topic in the United States as the terrorist attacks of 9/11 brought an end to many people's beliefs that the U.S. was safe from national security threats. In many nations around the world, including the United States, terrorism is becoming the primary focus of national security measures.

As the world's interest in national security has risen the once forgotten conflict between national security and civil rights has reemerged as a major topic of discussion. The United States controversial Patriot Act has brought this issue to the attention of even the average citizen. The debate centers around the question, "Is it justified to restrict the people's freedoms for the sake of the nation's security?"

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National Security is also a movie, made in 2003, starring Martin Lawrence. See National Security (movie).bg:Национална сигурност

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