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OABPOS1041 Quiz 10

OAB POS1041 Lesson 10: U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy

U.S. foreign policy deals with how the nation can best protect itself from its foreign enemies, while defense policy involves establishing relations with foreign countries in order to best protect U.S. national interests around the world. False
The feeling among Americans that the U.S. should not get entangled in foreign affairs or foreign conflicts and instead focus primarily on what is happening within its own borders is referred to as isolationism
In the Bipolar Cold War international system that existed during the years 1947 - 1989 the two major centers of power in the world were the U.S. and the Soviet Union
The foreign policy strategy of opposing the expansion of communism during the Cold War with the Soviet Union was known as containment
During the Cold War period, the type of government and economic system of the Soviet Union that the U.S. and its allies were trying to contain was communism
As a result of the U.S. foreign policy of containment during the post-WW II period, the United States fought a long and costly war in Vietnam
President Bill Clinton's foreign policy of enlargement during the 1990s sought to promote the expansion of democracy and free market economic systems around the world
The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States in New York and Washington, D.C. were planned and carried out by the al-Qaeda terrorist network. True
In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on U.S. territory, the United States began a war to dismantle the al-Qaeda terrorist network operating in Afghanistan
Since Florida is the closest American state to Cuba and has the nation's largest population of Cuban-Americans, Florida's governor, as head of the state government, has the constitutional authority to develop official U.S. foreign policy towards Cuba. False
When U.S. foreign & defense policy is formulated with the goal in mind of doing what is considered to be of vital importance to the country's survival or mission in world affairs, then it is said to be protecting or advancing the national interest
For those who support the foreign policy perspective of realism, the most important tool for promoting or protecting the country's national interest is a strong national military
If a country acts alone in pursuing its foreign policy objectives without consulting or cooperating with other countries, then it is said to be acting unilaterally
The belief that increased cooperation between countries, along with stronger international institutions and a greater emphasis on diplomacy, will create a more stable world order than the alternative of countries emphasizing the accumulation of military p foreign policy liberalism
Someone who favors an aggressive foreign policy and use of military power in support of U.S. national interests is considered a Hawk
Match the foreign policy terms of "Hawk" and "Dove" to the other term most closely associated with it. Match Question Items Answer Items 1. - 1. Hawk 1. Interventionist 2. - 2. Dove 2. Noninterventionist
In addition to the executive branch and Congress, U.S. foreign & defense policy is shaped and influenced by all of the following EXCEPT the judicial branch
The executive branch of the federal government dominates the foreign policy decision making process. True
All of the following executive branch organizations are key advisors to the president in the formulation of U.S. foreign & defense policy EXCEPT the military-industrial complex
The intelligence community supports the foreign & defense policy goals of the country by gathering and analyzing information about international activities
The military-industrial complex refers to the powerful political force created by the shared interests of the military establishment and defense industries
Foreign policy tools that are used by the United States to influence the actions of other countries include all of the following EXCEPT isolationism
The U.S. Department of State operates embassies in foreign countries throughout the world to communicate and implement U.S. foreign policy through its diplomatic corps
Althought the U.S. government spends a lot of money on defense each year, it is about the same amount as other powerful countries like China and Russia spend. False
One of the major foreign policy challenges of the United States is dealing with the threat of dangerous governments or radical extremist groups obtaining access to atomic weapons, which is linked to the issue of nuclear proliferation
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