11b. Defense Policy

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Political Science
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Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
American Government
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Middle School, High School
Language:
English
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Abstract:
Just as developing a coherent foreign policy is problematic in these post-Cold War days, so is the question of defending the country against possible danger from outside its borders. The avoidance of war, as indicated by the 1947 name change from "Department of War" to "Department of Defense" today holds the highest priority, and the hope that the United States can play a role in limiting violent upheavals around the world is reflected in both its foreign and military policies.

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