Tuesday, December 5, 2023

What Does the U.S. Secretary of State Do?

National Museum of American Diplomacy: What Does the U.S. Secretary of State Do? 

The U.S. Secretary of State leads the U.S. Department of State, America’s lead foreign affairs agency. The Secretary of State holds one of the most important positions in the U.S. government. As the senior member of the President’s Cabinet, this individual is responsible for carrying out the president’s foreign policy decisions and advising the president on issues of international concern. The secretary manages international crises and must be ready to respond to the unexpected anywhere in the world. Learn about America’s top diplomatic representative in this video. 

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