These principles, however, sometimes have conflicted with the goals of national security, economics, or the realities of international politics. When we ignore or bully our closest allies, it shows an ungrateful lack of appreciation for the global concord of friendly nations which we have led for generations and which ensures our peace at home.
Every one of these challenges has the potential to impact American lives and livelihoods, directly or indirectly, and often in profound ways.
State Department and often represents the president abroad. In certain cases, America has supported dictatorial governments or intervened to curtail popular political movements. The White House needs to stop the acting secretary musical chairs at the Pentagon and accelerate the formal nomination process.
As the Trump team presses for policies that could lead to direct confrontation —and as Iran turns to more aggressive policies, including stockpiling uranium beyond the limits assigned under the nuclear deal—all we can do is hope the leaders who sit around the Situation Room table know how to handle a mercurial president who does not inspire confidence in his crisis management but instead makes crises worse.
Paid for by Joe Sestak for President. It is designed to further certain goals. What role do the three branches of government have in creating American foreign policy?