PM Phuc made the request at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 13 to start the academy’s new school year 2017-2018.
National defence and security is a great cause of the nation, he said, adding that it has been defined as an important and regular mission of the entire Party, State, people, and army.
While highlighting rapid changes in the world as well as traditional and non-traditional security challenges facing the international community, PM Phuc said the situation is posing new issues in terms of national defence, security and protection.
The current situation also requires the country to well implement a policy of combining national construction and defence with socio-economic development and external affairs, he added.
The government leader called on the academy to step up the research work to anticipate plots and tricks of hostile forces and seek measures to crush all “peaceful revolution” and riot schemes.
PM Phuc also requested the academy to study defence and military strategies and new methods of warfare, and exactly forecast the situation related to national defence and security, thus promptly advising the Party and State on measures to safeguard the nation.