Described below are U.S. federal government agencies that produce reports that monitor internal affairs of countries or whose mission is to support political, economic, and/or cultural cooperation with other nations.
U.S. Department of State Country Reports
Special Commissions and Agencies
U.S. Military Commands
Listed below are the units within the Department of Defense unified combatant command system. The first seven of these are geographical unified combatant commands which focus on a geographic region of the world and has responsibility for U.S. military forces in that area. The latter four are functional combatant commands, which focus on particular military operations. Review the commands for obtaining an understanding of how the U.S. military projects its power and influence throughout the world.