THE US MILITARY
The third biggest army: 1 400 000 persons Budget for 2010: 45 % of the defense official budget in the world.
The army’s budget
THE US ARMED FORCE688 Billion Dollars
US Army US Navy US Air Force US Marine Corps which depends of the marine department. US Coast Guard which depends of the interior security department.Managed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Foreign countries: Irak, Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, Italy, South Corea, Djibouti. In the Oceans.
Operational missions: conduct operationsaround the world.
Institutional missions: provide the infrastructure necessary to ensure the readiness of all Army forces.
ENVIRONMENT: Fort Stewart.
SECURITY: National Guardtroops. HEALTH: The Army ACE Suicide Intervention Training Program.
In high schools.
Advertising (video) Values: Strength, courage andpatriotism.
Soft power Smart power
Focus on America’s military situation
A foolish war
Sept 2010 : time to turn the page Drop of american troops: 2007 : 170 000 soldiersNowadays : 50 000 soldiers 2011 : withdraw of troops
« War is in our national security interest » Involved president: + 30 000 soldiers Potential withdraw of troops : 2011RUSSIA
Better relations with Russia
Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty Common ground for both countries: -Sanctions on Iran -The missile defense of Europe
Important recent issue
Violationof non-proliferation treaty Negociations have failed : Iran refused negociating points = sanctions and ultimatum 3rd war in muslim world for America ?
2 parts: -House ofrepresentatives -Senate
COHABITATION Republicans / Democrats
Bill Clinton : January 1995 Republicans at the Congress George Bush: 2003 Half-mandate elections : democrats at the congress...