PPD 225 Final Study Guide

PPD 225 Final Study - PPD 225 Study Guide Short Answers#1 Q How does the United States determine when to use military force Has this process

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PPD 225 Study Guide Short Answers #1 Q: How does the United States determine when to use military force? Has this process changed since 9/11? Defend your response. A: LAST RESORT -only if all political, economic and diplomatic efforts have failed -when there are threats -Congress helps to analyze this perceived "threat" to national security -if vital interests of the US need to be protected -exp: destroy enemy forces, capture enemy territory -support of Congress -if President is able to give a legitimate explanation to citizens why he is sending people to war -assurance that the government has support of Americans before deploying troops -if goes along with 8 part mission of conventional war tactics 1) demonstrating US resolve in crisis situations 2) demonstrating US support for democratic governments 3) protecting US citizens living abroad 4) striking at terrorist targets to deter or retaliate 5) peacemaking among warring factions or nations 6) peacekeeping where hostile factions or nations have accepted a peace agree 8) assisting in international efforts to halt drug trafficking -overall not a clear policy guideline -yes, 9/11 brought about proactive and non-conventional forces and tactics -Special Operations Forces are out to finding terrorists -they have highly trained agents on the ground, manned and unmanned, and surveillance aircraft with targeting intelligence that allows the US to attack the Middle East from afar
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-US has stationed troops in the Middle East that are involved in peacekeeping -"preemptive military action" -usually wait for a direct attack #2 Q: What are 2 of the major economic theories? Which 1 of these theories has been adopted by President Obama's administration? Defend your answer. A: Classical Theory: economy has a self-adjusting mechanism - due to the law of supply and demand -assumption of flexible prices and wages and full employment of economic resources -no government intervention necessary Keynesian Theory: economic stability is the product of fluctuations in demand -assumption of sticky prices and wages and less than full employment of economic resources -says economy can stay in recession/depression for a long time -government intervention is needed to stimulate economic growth -through fiscal policies such as an increase in government spending, lowering taxes Obama's administration adopted Keynesian theory -using stimulus package -exp of expansionary fiscal policy -way for the government to stimulate economic growth -involves lending money to major corporations that are near bankruptcy, creating jobs directly and giving back money to tax payers #3 Q: What are 3 of the criteria for a good tax system? Which 1 of these would you argue will be the most important for public managers for the next 5 years? Defend your answers A: 1) Equity: questions the existence of a large number of preferential exemptions a fair tax is first one that treats equally people in equal economic circumstances
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PPD 225 Final Study - PPD 225 Study Guide Short Answers#1 Q How does the United States determine when to use military force Has this process

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