The Evolution of U.S. Policy. Foreign Policy. “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” - Winston Churchill (describing Soviet foreign policy). Overview. Definitions Foreign Policy 1776 - 1950 Isolationism thru Containment Deterrent Strategies 1950-89
“a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”
- Winston Churchill (describing Soviet foreign policy)
The goals and guidelines that shape the
conduct of American relations with
Guidelines for the protection of the nation’s people and territories against physical assault, and protection of vital economic and political interests, the loss of which could threaten fundamental values and the vitality of the nation.
FOREIGN POLICY =
But, during this same period…...
- President J. F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, 1961
- President Richard Nixon
Feb 18, 1970
* National Security Strategy for a New Century Dec 1999
“At this moment in history, the U.S. is called upon to lead-to marshal the forces of freedom and progress;…to reinforce our democratic ideas and values;…to enhance American security and global peace. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to…build a better and safer world.”
President William J. Clinton December 1999
- Foreign Policy
- National Security