Bolstering Security and Defense

With a deep bilateral defense relationship, the U.S. and Canada have a shared interest and responsibility for collective security. Canada is the U.S.’s most important ally and defense partner with long-standing and well-entrenched defence relations.

Did you know?

NATO is a political and military alliance promoting the stability of the North Atlantic area and safeguarding the freedom of its peoples, based on democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law.

Here are some action items on how the U.S. and Canada plan to strengthen both countries’ security and defense strategies.

  • Invest in modern, ready, and capable forces in line with their commitments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) enabling effective contributions to global missions.

Did you know?

The U.S. and Canada share a land border more than 5,500 miles (close to 9,000 km) long.

  • Expand cooperation on continental defense and in the Arctic by modernizing the North American Aerospace Defense/Defence Command (NORAD).
  • Enhance law enforcement collaboration by reestablishing the Cross-Border Crime Forum to facilitate cooperation among law enforcement bodies, including strengthening information sharing between the two countries and addressing justice reform, as well as cross-border law enforcement to make communities safer.
  • Coordinate efforts to counter-terrorism and violent extremism in all forms, both at home and abroad.
  • Increase cooperation to strengthen cybersecurity, and to confront foreign interference and disinformation.