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Foreign policy

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  • 1. Foreign Policy
  • 2. American Foreign Policy Goals Preserve national security and promote a safe global environment Promote world peace, maintain a balance of powers, and work with other countries to solve international problems Promote democratic values, human rights especially with countries with political choice and the rule of law Further foreign trade, global economic cooperation and continue involvement in international organizations
  • 3. Who makes Foreign Policy?? President is the commander and chief, congress is the only body who can declare war. President sets the mood and agenda for policy making Department of State - Primary duty is the security of the nation Diplomats - watchdog in foreign countries. Try to solve issues before they become to large Ambassadors - protect U.S. interests and citizens in foreign countries.
  • 4.  National Security Council - consists of the president, vice president, secretary of state, and the secretary of defense. The Central Intelligence Agency - gather and analyze information Department of Defense - specializes on defense policy. Headquarters is the Pentagon. The Joint Chiefs of Staff (5 members) advise the president directly.
  • 5.  Defense Policies Covert Operations - secret operations to prevent full scale military involvement Political Coercion - Break ties with a country, boycotts, restrict tourism Military Intervention- Most interventions are brief and are a last resort War...... We all know what that means!
  • 6.  Define the following terms Diplomatic Policies Foreign Aid Economic sanctions Alliances