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Report by the Commission on the Organization of the Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy: Background and Principal Recommendations

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Publication Date: January 1975

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: 75-221

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)
Government (Government agencies and bodies)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States

Abstract:

The Commission on the Organization of the Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy (also referred to as the Murphy Commission, after its chairman, Robert Murphy) was established in 1972 by Congress with a madata to "study and investigate the organization, methods of operation, and powers of all departments, agencies, independent establishments and instrumentalities...participating in the formulation and implementation of United States foreign policy" and to make recommendations for the improvement of the "governmental processes and programs in the formulation and implementation of such policy."