NAFTA and GATT are ways to lower tariffs and increase trade Congress approved

Nafta and gatt are ways to lower tariffs and increase

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NAFTA and GATT are ways to lower tariffs and increase trade. Congress approved the Central American - Dominican Republic Free trade agreement in 2005. Balance of Trade: Ratio of what is paid for imports to what is earned for exports. Energy America depends on imported oil, about 60 percent, but not as much as other countries like Japan. Much of the recoverable oil is in the Middle East which is often the site of military and economic conflicts. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC): controls the price of oil and amount its members produce and sell to other nations. Foreign Aid Foreign Aid is used to stabilize nations friendly to the United States. A substantial percentage of foreign aid is military. Foreign aid has never been very popular with Americans and is typically cut by Congress. Understanding National Security Policymaking National Security Policy making and Democracy Americans are more interested in domestic than foreign policy. The opinions of the people are rarely ignored.
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Separation of powers are important. Pluralism is pervasive in foreign policymaking. National Security Policy and the Scope of Government. Scope of government is large. Summary The United States has maintained a sizeable defense capability, from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism. Nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and international economy dictate U.S. foreign policy and international involvement.
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