Commander in chief

Commander in chief - Commanderinchief

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Commander in chief The president is the highest-ranking officer in the armed services. As noted previously, presidents  have shown no hesitation in filling this role by sending American forces to trouble spots around the  world as an instrument of foreign policy. Over the last 25 years, American troops have fought in  Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Haiti, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq.  Chief of state Acting as chief of state is a president's most visible function, whether meeting the heads of other  countries, welcoming astronauts or college football champions to the White House, or opening the  Olympic Games. Although largely ceremonial, the role of chief of state makes an important  statement to the world and the nation about the president as a leader. 
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course POSI 1310 taught by Professor Arnold during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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