President Trump will call for greater border security and better trade deals in a national security strategy document released Monday.
A senior administration official said the strategy outlined in an afternoon Trump speech reflects "principled realism" in addressing global threats.
The strategy document, which administrations must send to Congress, drops President Obama's description of climate change as a national security threat. The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by Trump last week, called climate change a "direct threat" and requires the Pentagon to come up with a list of the top 10 most at-risk bases.
The document does not offer individual country assessments, even in volatile regions such as the Middle East, but describes challenges to the U.S. from "revisionist" nations, "rogue" regimes, and transnational groups.
The strategy has four organizing principles: defense of the territorial U.S., promoting economic prosperity, ensuring peace through strength, and increasing U.S. influence.
Senior administration officials said Sunday the document reflects Trump's public statements and existing policies, and stresses economic strength as essential to national security.
An official told reporters "revisionist" nations seek to change the status quo to the detriment of the U.S., citing China's construction on disputed islands in the South China Sea and Russia's military actions in Georgia and Ukraine.
But officials said the document recognizes areas of potential cooperations with strategic competitors.
China is identified as a "strategic competitor," an official said, but "we do not rule out cooperation in any way and talk throughout the document about areas of cooperation."
Trump's Sunday call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, reportedly regarding a terror plot, is a good example of cooperation, an official said.
Instead of describing climate change as a national security threat, the document will discuss "environmental stewardship," they said.
Unlike a 2002 national security strategy offered by the George W. Bush administration, Trump's document will not discuss pre-emptive military action.
"We talk about our right to defend ourselves but we don't talk about pre-emption," an official said.
The document reflects Trump's previously stated vision of sovereign nations with different cultures pursuing their own interests, officials said.
"We're not imposing our way of life or imposing democracy," one official said.
The document offers an "investment mentality rather than grant giving mentality" where "the goal is to create successful societies that become future trading partners," an official said.