LO-19 AG PubPol-For - Public Policy Foreign and Defense Policy LO-19 What is Foreign Policy Foreign Policy is a countrys official positions

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Public Policy: Foreign and Defense Policy LO-19 What is Foreign Policy? Foreign Policy is a country’s official positions, practices, and procedures for dealing with actors outside its Borders. (Barbour What is the objective of Foreign Policy? Foreign Policy is designed to provide for the security and well being of citizens through interaction with foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, other international actors, and supra-national organizations. The ability of a government to provide for the security and well being through its foreign policies is dependent on its power to influence the behavior of other international actors. Who Makes and Manages AFP Executive Branch President Seen as chief Foreign Policy maker – Constitutionally derived Sets the tone and general direction of US Foreign Policy But degree of Pres influence varies from admin to admin State Department (DOS) Assists in Development of Natl Sec Strategy Natl Sec Council/Staff (NSC) Overall responsibility for Natl Sec
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Efforts coordinated by Advisor to Pres for National Security Dept of Defense (DOD) Secretary of Defense Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff - Principal mil advisor to Pres w/ Service Chiefs w/Combatant Commanders Assist in Development of Natl Sec Strategy Develop the Military Strategy Responsible for: development, Acquisition, deployment, Treasury Department Intl Markets Provides Foreign Technical assistance Trade US Dept of Agriculture (USDA) For Agriculture Service Intl Food Aid Dept of Commerce (DOC) Advises businesses on For trade/business opportunities Advises on Export controls Dept of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and firearms (import of weapons Health and Human Services Food and Drug Admin Imports meet US Stds Dept of Homeland Security Border & Transportation security
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CBR countermeasures Etc Who Influences AFP Formulation? Federal Bureaucracy Increasing connections to Foreign Govt For example Lobbied Fed Govt on GATT because provisions threatened to interfere w/ state/local tax policies Many have direct contacts w/Foreign govts & communities Provide aid, assistance Provide sanctuaries for refugees States important actors in Intl commerce – 10 states rank among world’s top 25 economies Impose investment/purchasing sanctions Principle Government Tools/Instruments Political/Diplomatic – e.g. discussions, negotiations
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course INTA 1200 taught by Professor Birchfield during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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LO-19 AG PubPol-For - Public Policy Foreign and Defense Policy LO-19 What is Foreign Policy Foreign Policy is a countrys official positions

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