The Department of State

By Aria Mead

The secretary of the Department of State is John Kerry.

*The Department of State is the lead of the Forign Affairs Agency. The secretary of State, a high ranking member of the Cabinet and 4th in the line of the presidential succesion, is the president's official advisor on forign policy, and the person chiefly responsible for representingthe United States abroad. It's primary goal is to shape a freer, more secure and more prosperous world through formulating and implementing the president's forign policy. The Department is also responsible for prompting peace and stability in areas of vital interest to America.

*2012 proposed budget is 51.6 billion. These are the three things they wish to spend it on: Given to assist the operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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