THE PRESIDENCY: The U. S. & the War

The U. S. cannot go to war except by vote of Congress. It cannot make treaties without the consent of the Senate. These are the ultimate decisions of foreign policy, well known to the public. Also it is the duty of the President and his Secretary of State to look after the interests of the U. S. in international affairs. Except for the ultimate decisions, theirs is the whole of foreign policy.

To millions of U. S. citizens who have long clung to the unhistoric legend that U. S. diplomacy has been...

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