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Al-Qaeda- Terrorist organization headed by Osama Bin Laden, responisble for 9/11 and other attacks on the US.
Central Intelligence Agency- An executive agency in charge ofcollectiong analysis of information and intelligence about foreign countries and events.
Collective security - is seen as a compromise between the concept of world government and a nation-state based balance of power system, where the chain is seen as destructive, and the first and is said to be unaccomplishable at the present time
Containment - refers to the Strategy of the U.S in the early years of the Cold War. Its policy was to stop nations moving politically towards Communism
Cuban Missile Crisis
Department of Defense - is the federal department charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the military.
Department of Homeland Security
Department of State chief executive branch that combines foreign political, economic, social, and military information to develop, and executing a current and effective foreign policy.
Engagement - policy that the U.S. would not isolate itself and stay involved in international affairs. This policy was in effect during the Clinton administration.
Enlargement - policy that the U.S. would promote democracy, open markets, as well as other Western political and economic values. This policy was in effect during the Clinton Administration.
General Agreement on Tariffs
and Trade (GATT)
Grand strategy
Human rights
International governmental
organization (IGO) - a group created by at least 2 countries working togetherthat tries to achieve the purposes that the member countries plan on.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) - International organization created to oversee the global financial system. Its goal is to stabilize exchange rates and supervise the reconstruction of the world's international payment system while working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty
Iran Hostage Crisis
Isolationism- A national policy practiced by countries who do not wish to get involved in foreign affairs.
Kyoto Conference on Global
Climate Change
League of Nations -
The League of Nations was formed in 1919 because of the Treaty of Versailles. The world recognized it needed a diplomatic way to ease tensions between countries that all superpowers and democratic governments could join. WWI spurred the need for immediate action and created collective security.

Marshall Plan
Military-industrial complex
Monroe Doctrine- A pledge made by President James Monroe in 1823 that stated that the United States would prevent European states from gaining more control over the Western Hemisphere.
National Security Council (NSC)
Nongovernmental organization (NGO) - international organizations that have no connections with the government, although their actions may affect a country's policy.
North American Free Trade - An agreement where there are no tariffs between Canada the US and Mexico
Agreement (NAFTA)
North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO)
Operation Desert Storm
Pragmatism- A policy where a situation is taken advantage of in favor of a national gain.
Unilateralism- A national policy practiced by countries that act without consulting others.
United Nations
Vietnam War
War on terrorism
War Powers Act
Washington’s Farewell Address
Weapons of mass destruction
World Bank : an internation governmental organisation (IGO) that lends money to countries.
World Trade Organization (WTO)

Text Notes & Class Notes

The Roots of US Foreign & Military Policy

What tools does the United States have when carrying out foreign and military policy??
~Economic ~Military ~diplomacy
-Sanctions -Threat
-Treaties and agreements -Action
- Embargos

The US as a World Power

The Executive Branch & Foreign Policy Making

The Military-Industrial Complex

Twenty-First Century Challenges

Building a Grand Strategy


Connecting Theory to Reality