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American Foreign Policy: Grand Strategy I Questions to ask yourself: 1. How do you protect something you value? 2. What causes security, and how are you going to get it? 3. What are you willing to sacrifice? (Risks, Money, Lives) Terms: 1. Grand Strategy – What is worth lives and money for protection of something that is within your interest? All states want to protect their own territory, how are you going to get the resources to do this? Thus, Grand Strategy is the method of using power and converting it into influence. 2. Strategy – How do you deploy what you have to get what is needed? 3. Tactics – Battlefield strategy, placement of men, weapons, etc. 4. Security – There are many different definitions said by Parent pick and choose. A. Psychological Security (Ex. Why do people in gated communities lock their doors?) B. How wealthy a country is. C. Probability of war and the probability of losing that war. D. Your discrepancy from an ideal state that is invulnerable, enduring, and autarkic. 5. Power – See definition of security. A. (Relative) Skill + Will + Capability B. How good one is at coercing people C. How good one is at setting the political agenda (what issues should be brought up) D. Getting people to want what you want (i.e. the US and democracy promotion - Problems with power: 1. It is not fungible (meaning able to be traded for other interests)
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course POLS W3631 taught by Professor Parent during the Spring '08 term at Columbia.

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