United States Foreign Policy Council
General Roles that Apply to All Positions
- You’ll need to keep abreast of all events / conditions unfolding in the
individual countries of your area of expertise.
- You’ll need to be prepared to answer any questions posed to you about
events / conditions taking place in your area of expertise.
à It is very possible you won’t have an immediate answer, nevertheless
you should be familiar enough regional sources to find a quick response.
- You can “invent” crises as you please. Just be sure they are incremental in
nature and plausible.
- Leak information you feel might impact policies decisions/ acceptance in a
manner that is favorable to your agenda. These can go to or from any player
playing any role (e.g. your NSC position, country assignment of media role)
- Track spending and remaining budget allotment under your control.
Intelligence Specialists Due: Thursdays
- Write a minimum of four Bulletins alerting higher-up to unfolding events
and/or crises in the countries of your specific responsibility.
- Write one regional Threat Assessment identifying specific concerns in your
Section Chiefs Due: Saturdays
- Write a minimum of two self-generated Area Assessments
-These are similar to bulletins, accept they evaluate regional conditions
rather than specific incidents.
- You’ll need to generate a region-wide Bulletin each week based on the
bulletins of Intelligences Specialist under your command as well as your
Department Heads Due: Mondays
- Monitor and mine the entries of Intelligence Specialist and their Station
Chiefs for information pertinent to your area of expertise.
- Write a minimum of three Bulletins alerting all relevant participants to
unfolding challenges relevant to your area of expertise.
- Write one Threat Assessment altering all participants to the overall status
of your department, the threats your department faces, the resources
needed to effectively combat those threats.
- Immediately notify Principals in writing of emerging threats under your purview.
Principals Due: Wednesdays
- Prepare and deliver a worldview speech in which you set out the national
security agenda from your perspective and the most appropriate US response.
- Establish rules for communications, information flows, and various procedures.
- Monitor and mine the entries of Intelligence Specialist, their Station Chiefs,
and Department Heads for information pertinent to maintaining national and inter-
- Assess and prioritize threat responses. Prepare position papers highlighting
your recommended response. Prepare a set of “logics’ to defend your position.
- Prepare cost estimates for operational actions. Negotiate payment with other states.
- Prepare and submit legislative documentation to Congress and needed.
Principals Ideational Spectrum
Diplomatic Solutions Neutral Military Solutions
- Secretary of States ●Dir. of Communications ●Chief of Staff
- President of the United States ●Director of Nat Intel Nat Sec. Advisor●
-Keep track of overall US Spending
-Designate Operation Names