Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 8 months ago

Difference between State Dept and Dept of Defense?? ?

I don’t know much about State Dept, what’s the difference between them, is one military and other former military or something..? 

3 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    The State Department mainly is to keep friendly relationships with other nations and prevent war. The Department of Defense is to be ready to go to war if the State Department fails in its job.

  • 8 months ago

    Only the Department of Defense is military.

    The State Department is diplomats and other civilians. It is not military in any way, not current, and generally not former either.

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The State Department isn't military or former military (although like any employer, can have former military members working for it).

    It is responsible for foreign relations.  The State Dept consists of ambassadors, embassies, consulates, etc.  They are our liaison with foreign governments, issue visas, and provide consular services to Americans abroad.

    The DOD is the military and the civilians working with the military.

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