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- United States cabinet : The most senior committee of the executive branch of the United States government.
- U.S. Department of State : Agency of the executive branch of the U.S. government responsible for foreign policy and the conduct of American diplomacy.
- Deputy Secretary of State : Add brief definition or description
- Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources : Add brief definition or description
- Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance and USAID Administrator : Add brief definition or description
- Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs : Third-ranking official of the U.S. Department of State, reserved for a career Foreign Service Officer; incumbent is William Burns
- Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs : Add brief definition or description
- Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security : Head of the U.S. government interagency policy processes on nonproliferation, arms control, regional security and defense relations, and arms transfers and security assistance; provides Policy direction for, including weapons of mass destruction, conventional weapons proliferation, peace operations and security alliances.
- Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs : Add brief definition or description
- Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs : Add brief definition or description
- Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Counselor of the U.S. Department of State : A special advisor and consultant on major problems of foreign policy to the U.S. Secretary of State, who provides guidance to the appropriate bureaus with respect to such matters.
- Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Bureau of Intelligence and Research : A purely analytical part of the United States intelligence community that specializes in studies that directly assist diplomacy, and also address issues of political geography
- International Energy Affairs Coordinator, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Bureau of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Policy Planning Staff : An organization in the U.S. Department of State, principally assisting the Secretary with long-term planning, liaison with outside experts, and bringing dissenting views to high-level officials
- Office of the Chief of Protocol, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator : Add brief definition or description
- Office of War Crimes Issues, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Office of Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Global Partnership Initiative, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Global Food Security, U.S. Department of State : Add brief definition or description
- Special Envoy for Sudan : Add brief definition or description
Secretaries of State
- Madeleine Albright : Principal, The Albright Group LLC; Director, Council on Foreign Relations; Director, Aspen Institute; Former U.S. Secretary of State
- Warren Christopher : Senior Partner at the law firm of O'Melveny & Myers; adviser, Partnership for a Secure America, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; U.S. Secretary of State in the Carter Administration
- Hillary Clinton : U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013); Senator for New York (2001-2009); U.S. presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, 2016 (contender, 2008); former First Lady (born 1947).
- John Foster Dulles : U.S. Secretary of State during most of the Eisenhower administration; adamant about containment of, rather than compromise with, Communists. Allen Dulles was his brother and Director of Central Intelligence
- Colin Powell : A retired general in the United States Army who served in high political office, first African-American to be Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. Secretary of State; minimally partisan although he considered himself a moderate Republican, not a neoconservative
- Henry Kissinger : (1923—) American academic, diplomat, and simultaneously Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Secretary of State in the Nixon Administration; promoted realism (foreign policy) and détente with China and the Soviet Union; shared 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for ending the Vietnam War; Director, Atlantic Council
- Condoleeza Rice : Academic political scientist, then Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and U.S. Secretary of State in the George W. Bush Administration
- William Rogers : Chairman, Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident ("Rogers Commission)", then in law practice. Former Secretary of State under Richard Nixon (1969-1973), and Attorney General under President Eisenhower (1957-1961)
- Dean Rusk : United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1968 in the Administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, with extensive Asian experience and a strong advocate of U.S. resistance to Communism in Southeast Asia
- Henry Stimson : American lawyer, soldier, and Cabinet member.
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- America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy : A 2006 book by Francis Fukuyama, examining the role of neoconservatism in American foreign policy, its execution by the George W. Bush Administration, and a proposed evolved political philosophy to replace it
- Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs : Principal White House staff adviser on foreign policy and defense matters to the President of the United States, usually coordinating the major agencies; statutory member of the National Security Council and the chief of its staff; the incumbent is James L. Jones
- CIA activities in the Middle East and South Asia : Add brief definition or description
- CIA influence on public opinion : Add brief definition or description
- Cambodia : A country of Southeast Asia, on the Gulf of Thailand, sharing borders with Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos
- Center for Strategic and International Studies : A bipartisan U.S. think tank that does research and policy recommendations in international affairs, headquartered in Washington, D.C.
- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff : The senior member of the uniformed services of the United States, statutory senior military adviser to the President and Secretary of Defense; currently Admiral Mike Mullen; policy developer and adviser not in the operational chain of command
- Chief of Staff of the Army : Uniformed professional head of the United States Army, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and of four-star general rank
- Classified information : Material collected or created by a government that is subject to limitations on its release to the general public and may have penalties for its unauthorized release.
- Cold War : Geostrategic, economic and ideological struggle from about 1947 to 1991 between the Soviet Union and the United States and their allies.
- Containment policy : A U.S. foreign policy doctrine of the Cold War, begun in 1947, focusing on keeping Communist nations "contained" from further expansion, rather than direct confrontation
- David Halberstam : Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, who was especially controversial for his coverage of the Vietnam War, where some thought he was providing critical investigation for the public, while others believed he was undermining the war effort
- Democratic-Republican Party : A United States political party during the First Party System, 1792-1820s, founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.
- Detente : A transition of the view of U.S. foreign policy from the Cold War model to one based on "realism", and a balance of power among the U.S., U.S.S.R., and China; most associated with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger
- Herbert Hoover : US President from 1929 to 1933.
- History Cooperative : A nonprofit humanities database resource offering top-level online history scholarship.
- History of U.S. foreign policy : The events that took place under various doctrines of U.S. foreign policy, organized by period
- Immanuel Kant : (1724–1804) German idealist and Enlightenment philosopher who tried to transcend empiricism and rationalism in the Critique of Pure Reason.
- Insurgency : A wide range of political and military actions intended to change a government, through means considered illegal by that government.
- Intelligence on the Korean War : The collection and analysis, primarily by the United States with South Korean help, of information that predicted the 1950 invasion of South Korea, and the plans and capabilities of the enemy once the war had started
- Jean Sainteny : A French businessman, Resistance officer, politician and diplomat, who was was a trusted intermediary among many Vietnamese and French factions; he was the host for the 1969 secret peace talks between the U.S. and Democratic Republic of Vietnam
- John M. Clayton : Add brief definition or description
- Joint warfare in South Vietnam 1964-1968 : The period of the Vietnam War in which large numbers of foreign ground troops, primarily but not exclusively U.S., allied with the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam against the People's Army of Viet Nam and the Viet Cong
- Joshua Clayton : Add brief definition or description
- Kathleen Troia McFarland : Republican/conservative television and radio news commentator; Fox News regular contributor; contributing editor, Family Security Matters; advisor, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Republican Senate candidate against Hillary Clinton; member; Council on Foreign Relations; National Security Council research assistant to Henry Kissinger; staff, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services; board, Jamestown Foundation
- Le Duc Tho : A member of the Politburo of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, who was the true, not public, senior negotiator at the Paris Peace Talks, although listed as "special adviser"
- McGeorge Bundy : Harvard University professor and dean who became Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson Administrations between 1961-1966.
- National Interest (magazine) : An online and quarterly print publication on international affairs, broadly from the perspective of neoconservatism
- National Security Act of 1947 : Core of legislation that restructured the U.S. military from its traditional structure of a separate Army and Navy, creating the United States Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the predecessor to the U.S. Department of Defense
- National Security Council : Both the senior foreign policy committee of principal officers of the executive branch of the United States of America, chaired by the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and, by extension, the professional staff reporting to the Assistant
- Realism (foreign policy) : A concept, in foreign policy, that actors can cooperate on matters of common external concern, without attempting to reform one anothers' internal structures
- Robert McNamara : A specialist in quantitative management who became president of the Ford Motor Company, but was quickly nominated as Secretary of Defense, becoming a major architect of policy, especially for the Vietnam War, in the John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson administrations.
- Soviet support for Iran during the Iran-Iraq War : Soviet efforts to maintain a positive relationship during and after the Iran-Iraq War; they regarded Iran as more strategically important than Iraq
- Terrorism and U.S. Intelligence : Activities of the U.S. government to identify potential sources for the tactical use of terrorism, related to but distinct from intelligence on political insurgencies that may or may not use that tactic
- The End of History and the Last Man : An argument, by Francis Fukuyama, that universal history, through the forces of "the logic of modern science" and the "struggle for recognition" make liberal democracy a natural end state of historical development.
- The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy : A controversial book by two American academics, suggesting that the relationship between the United States and Israel is dysfunctional, but affected by a loose but politically powerful set of interest groups in both countries
- U.S. foreign policy : The foreign relations and diplomacy of the United States since 1775.
- U.S. intelligence involvement with World War II Japanese war criminals : Actions by intelligence agencies, primarily in the U.S. Army, where Japanese strongly suspected of war crimes were not prosecuted in exchange for information, such as details of the biological weapons program
- U.S. support to South Vietnam before Gulf of Tonkin : A period of overt advisory and combat support by the U.S. to South Vietnam, from roughly 1962 to mid-1964
- United Nations : An international organization that was founded in 1945 with the mission of preventing international war, protecting human rights, supporting social progress and justice, and helping with economic progress.
- Viet Minh : A short name for the Communist-dominated national revolutionary movement that overthrew the colonial government of French Indochina
- Vietnam War : A post-colonial independence/Cold War conflict between communist North Vietnam against South Vietnam, assisted by the United States (1955-1975), to unify Vietnam; won by North Vietnam in 1975.
- Vietnam, war, and the United States : The interactions of the Vietnam War with United States domestic politics and public opinion, and, in turn, how domestic considerations affected the military situation