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US Foreign Policy

TermDefinition
Balance of Power Politics when countries and their leaders seek to maintain an equal level of strength as their enemy
Hijacked to illegally take control of an aircraft, boat, or other vehicle, and force it to change direction or be used for one’s own purpose
Insurgency a group that rebels against its own government or the authority that runs its government
Sanctions a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
Recession a period of temporary economic decline during which trade and industrial activity are reduced
Bush Doctrine a foreign policy strategy introduced by President George W. Bush which encouraged the U.S. to act preemptively against enemies
USA Patriot Act a law enacted in 2001, in response to the terrorist acts of September 11, which gave new powers to the Justice Department in terms of the surveillance of electronic communications
Al-Queda a radical Islamic group organized by Osama bin Laden in the 1990s to engage in terrorist activities
Terrorism the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of achieving political goals
Preemptive taking action against something or someone before they attack you
Nuclear Proliferation rapid increase in number of nuclear weapons
Gallup Poll an assessment of public opinion by the questioning of a statistically representative sample
Great Recession severe, prolonged economic downturn. Most recently refers to the collapse of the United States housing market in 2007.
Afghanistan War a conflict in Afghanistan that was triggered by the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States with the goal of finding those responsible for the attacks
Iraq War a military conflict in Iraq that began in 2003 with an attack by a coalition of forces led by the United States and that resulted in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime
Created by: JenBeckler