Rusk, Dean
April 1960
Foreign Affairs;Apr1960, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p353
Academic Journal
This article focuses on the foreign policy of the U.S. The foreign policy of the United States since World War II, seen in broad historical terms, has been responsible and constructive. . On the other hand, a very high standard of policy and conduct is imposed upon the American people by its power and hopes, by the expectations of others, and by the necessities of situation. But the people are not likely to achieve significant improvement in the conduct of foreign relations simply by thinking up new ideas but rather by serious attention to the manner in which the government makes policy and translates it into action. The departments and agencies of government are each concerned about a part of the whole. The President, assisted by his White House staff and the Executive Office, must weld the parts into an effective national effort. The President is our Chief Budget Officer. Congress acts upon the budget he proposes and, when all the hubbub is over, passes it with changes of a few percentage points.


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