Foreign Policy

Any decisions the US government makes that involve us and other countries.


The profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations, typically by a country's representatives abroad.

Commander in Chief

A head of state or officer in supreme command of a country's armed forces.

War Powers Act

The War Powers Act was an American emergency law that increased Federal power during World War II.


Highest ranking diplomat who represents a state.


A building containing the offices of an ambassador.


Central Intelligence Agency: the U.S. federal agency that coordinates governmental intelligence activities outside the United States.


A committee in the executive branch that advises the president on matters relating to domestic, military, and foreign security.

Senate/House Foreign Relations Committees

It is charged with leading foreign policy legislation and debate in the Senate.


NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, is a military alliance of European and North American democracies.

Warsaw Pact Countries

A military alliance of communist nations in eastern Europe.

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