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.
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.
- 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.