By Aaron Humes: How will Belize protect itself from external and internal pressures? That is the central question to be answered by the latest iteration of the National Security and Defence Strategy (NSDS) 2022-2027.
The National Security Council is directed by the Ministry of National Defence and Border Security, coordinated by the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff within the ministry to coordinate the process.
Stakeholder consultations will commence soon and include key elements of the security forces, relevant government partners, the private sector, and non-governmental and civil society organizations.
The strategic review and development of the NSDS is a periodic and necessary process that is being facilitated by the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies through the United States Embassy in Belize.