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America's Other Army
Transcript of America's Other Army
Why Should We Care
What Do U.S. Diplomats Do?
600 career diplomats
52 embassies & consulates
7 secretaries of state
Foreign Service Duties
Teaching effective governance
Participating in nuclear negotiations
Organizing cultural events
Reforming child-adoption systems
Selling U.S. weapons to other countries
Recovering from natural disasters
Promoting American business
Issuing passports and visas
Fixing public relations problems
U.S. National Interest
(Human Rights, Democracy, Equality)
Source: National Security Strategy
Foreign Service Mission
Bringing about "the world we seek"
Dealing with "the world as it is"
Managing foreign relations
Representing the U.S. and its people
Assisting American citizens abroad
Addressing transnational issues
Ensuring good governance in
as much of the world as possible
Resources for Diplomacy
For Foreign Service members
For people in other countries
For the American public
Diplomacy's Identity Crisis
The impact of 9/11
New skills and duties
"Shock to the system"
National Security Strategy
“Our diplomacy and development capabilities must:
help prevent conflict
spur economic growth
strengthen weak and failing states
lift people out of poverty
combat climate change and epidemic disease
strengthen institutions of democratic governance.”
A key tool for implementing foreign policy by engaging with and influencing the behavior of nation-states, international organizations and other actors on the world stage.