Defining National Security Intelligence Service, Strategic IntelligenceJanuary 11 | Posted by David Goldman | Energy Intelligence, Geopolitik, Intelligence News, Military Intelligence
“National security is the ability to preserve the nation’s physical integrity and territory; to maintain its economic relations with the rest of the world on reasonable terms; to preserve its nature, institution, and governance from disruption from outside; and to control its borders.”
“National security is an appropriate and aggressive blend of political resilience and maturity, human resources, economic structure and capacity, technological competence, industrial base and availability of natural resources and finally the military might.”
“National security… is best described as the capacity to control those domestic and foreign conditions that the public opinion of a given community believes necessary to enjoy its own self-determination or autonomy, prosperity and wellbeing.”
National Security Risk Assessment
National Security Strategy requires NSIS to identify the most pressing risks to Kenyan security, and put in place the ways to predict, prevent, and mitigate these risks and threats.
National security risk assessment involves making judgments about the relative impact and likelihood of each risk in comparison with others. This involves consideration of the impact of an event (based on economic consequences, casualties and social/structural factors); and the likelihood of this event occurring over a determined time-frame.
Kenya’s distinctive role in regional economics, military, and peace processes requires substantial intelligence help to safeguard their importance. Assessing risks that will jeopardize the country’s gains, resources, security, economic well being must be reduced. NSIS has managed to identify grey areas and critically achieved greater national security risk assessment capability.