Congressional Quarterly Week 1

Congressional Quarterly Week 1 - Congressional Quarterly...

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Congressional Quarterly Week 1 US focuses on 7 objective in Middle East: 1. Ensuring the security of Israel 2. Achieving Arab/Israeli peace settlement 3. Maintaining access by industrialized nations to ME energy supplies 4. Blocking Soviet influence 5. Countering terrorism 6. Stemming the proliferation of WMD 7. Promoting democracy Post 911 -cracked down on terrorism -notable overthrow of Taliban regime in Afghanistan -ousted Baathist gov. in Iraq -(b/c Saddam Hussein was questioned about having WMD and connections to Al-Qaida) Most involved in Foreign Policy: - State and Defense Departments - CIA - National security agencies - Agency for International Development - Sec. Of State and National Security Advisor National Security Council -established (along with CIA, and Department of Defense) by National Security Act of 1947 -started with Truman -Eisenhower. Emerged staff hierarchy -Kennedy. More personalized NS. Valued direct contact with lower-level individuals & interagency working groups -Johnson. Same trend.dominated by Vietnam war
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