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Department
International Affairs
Course
INTL 4250
Professor
Loch K Johnson
Semester
Winter

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03/13/2014 FRIDAY BEFORE MIDTERM!!  Bacevich: Consumerism taking over American Foreign Policy  President Carter with an exception, Malaz speech about energy crisis in America, which public didn’t react  with support Carter Doctrine: pg 161, Protecting Persian Gulf from influence because US considers it vital interest  Any one trying to control Persian Gulf US will use military force  Chapter 7: The Bureaucracy Congress Constitution: Article I Purse strings, subpoena powers, impeachments powers  Oversight authority Relationship between legislative and executive branch has become more complex Dean Rusk: Minnows and whales, 5 individuals (whales) in congress to approve decisions, now there are  535 members of congress (Minnows)  Limitations to president by the evolution of congress Executive (structure)  Constitution: Article II Bureaucracy The State Department, Department of Defense Constitutionality Holds much of the power  Gap between what is expected of the president; his authority is dwarfed by the responsibility that he holds Executive office of the president; president’s personal staff EOP: National Security Council (1947), Office of Military Budget, US Trade Representative  NSC­ key organization in American Foreign Policy  Kissinger, Scowcroft (honest broker, Counselor, got it just right), Poindexter (takin
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