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1
________ launched the preemptive war doctrine in the United States.
A)Bill Clinton
B)Harry Truman
C)Lyndon Johnson
D)Ronald Reagan
E)George W. Bush
2
The United States
A)spends the most on foreign aid in dollar terms, but several countries spend more on a per capita basis.
B)spends the most on a per capita basis, but several countries spend more in dollar terms.
C)spends the most on foreign aid in dollar terms and on a per capita basis.
D)spends less on foreign aid in dollar terms and on a per capita basis than several countries.
E)None of these answers is correct
3
The policy of deterrence is based on the idea that
A)when threatened, a nation should strike first so that its enemy is deprived of the option of a surprise attack.
B)economic links with another country will deter it from aggression.
C)modern warfare requires a flexible response policy.
D)any nation would be deterred from launching a full-scale nuclear attack by the knowledge that, even if it destroyed the other country, it too would be obliterated.
E)preemptive strikes are preferable to passive behavior.
4
Since the Cold War ended, U.S. policy makers' concern with nuclear weaponry has shifted to
A)the possibility of a computer error in the U.S. or former Soviet weapons systems that could mistakenly launch a nuclear missile.
B)the spread of nuclear technology to irresponsible regimes and terrorists.
C)the use of a tactical nuclear weapon in ethnic conflicts in eastern Europe.
D)the possibility that, in the process of dismantling the U.S. and former Soviet arsenals, a nuclear warhead could be accidentally detonated.
E)the spread of nuclear technology to NATO forces.
5
A strategic decision to use military force for national security purposes is part of a nation's
A)foreign policy.
B)soft power.
C)defense policy.
D)diplomatic efforts.
E)foreign service.
6
Free peoples who resisted subjugation by armed minorities or outside pressures were promised the support of the U.S. under the
A)Marshall Plan.
B)Truman Doctrine
C)Monroe Doctrine.
D)Roosevelt Corollary.
E)Bush Doctrine.
7
The justification of military intervention to halt Communist expansion is known as
A)containment.
B)détente.
C)deferment.
D)game theory.
E)mutually assured destruction.
8
Which of the following is true about foreign policy realists?
A)They believe that cooperation and a commitment to internationalism is necessary for prosperity and peace.
B)They emphasize American values with the belief that others will try to emulate the U.S. to gain its support.
C)They believe that the maintenance of a strong military as a deterrent is necessary to protect national interests.
D)They believe both that cooperation and a commitment to internationalism is necessary for prosperity and peace, and that the maintenance of a strong military as a deterrent is necessary to protect national interests.
E)None of these answers is correct.
9
The use of preemptive war fits best into which of the following approaches?
A)idealist
B)diplomatic
C)realist
D)liberalist
E)neoconservative
10
In developing incentives and deterrents to get other nations to do what they want, policymakers often employ the use of
A)détente.
B)preemption.
C)game theory.
D)containment.
E)diplomacy.
11
________ coordinates intelligence gathering from other agencies and reports his or her findings to the president.
A)The secretary of state
B)The director of National Intelligence
C)The director of the Central Intelligence Agency
D)The secretary of defense
E)The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
12
Which of the following is Congress's key foreign policy role?
A)confirming ambassadors
B)drafting treaties
C)requesting presidential authority to commence hostilities
D)authorizing funding for military, diplomatic, and foreign aid programs
E)All these answers are correct.







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