Every level is involved.
Bureacracy (hard to get anything done)
The govt tends to be reactive instead of proactive.
Lowest rates of job satisfaction.
Lots and lots of agencies..these people tend to have a very specific function. They take on a specific area.
creating goodwill towards the US. Foreign aide directly influences businesses, and it's a minuscule part of the budget.
The US govt is the only entity authorized to deal with relations with other countries. There are very specific jobs within the department of state.
the patriot act. There will always be debate here. Another area that has changed is morals (philandering). People look at the politicians personal lives. Politicians have sooo many PR issues related to this today.