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The foreign policy of the United States is the way in which the United States acts towards foreign nations. US foreign policy also involves setting out how US organizations, corporations and individual citizens should act towards foreign countries. The United States has a lot of power in the world for several reasons. First, the US has a $15 trillion economy and approximately a quarter of global Gross Domestic Product.

Second, the US has a defense budget of $711 billion. This is about 43% of military spending in the world. The US has a powerful military that it can send out to protect countries or locations that are considered important to US foreign policy. The U.S. Secretary of State is the same type of job as the job of foreign minister of other nations. The US Secretary of State is responsible for diplomacy with other countries. The president has the highest authority over foreign policy. US foreign policy includes defining what actions and choices are in the best national interest. US foreign policy also includes the strategies that are chosen to lead to policy goals. The current Secretary of State is John Kerry.

The goals of the foreign policy of the United States are to create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world. The US aims to achieve this goal for the benefit of the American people and the international community. In addition, the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs aims to control nuclear technology and nuclear hardware; foster commercial relations with foreign nations; and safeguard American business abroad. The Committee also watches over international agreements about commodities, international education; and the protection of American citizens abroad. U.S. foreign policy and US foreign aid have been the subject of much debate, praise and criticism both from within the US and from other countries.