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
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.
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.
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!
Define the following terms Diplomatic Policies Foreign Aid Economic sanctions Alliances