Merrick 98 (Robert R. Merrick, Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, “Engagement: The Nation’s Premier Grand Strategy, Who's In Charge?, April 1 1998, http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA342695)
US government agencies engage to promote US National Interests but other agencies that engage, such as the NGOs, PVOs and lOs, often have quite different interests. These interests vary as much as their founding charters vary. Some work to promote specific religions, others attempt to improve legal systems, while others concentrate on creating a stable environment to safeguard the global community as a whole. These agencies are engaged in virtually every country worldwide to some degree. Their agendas include everything from tracking human rights violations, to promoting programs for financial aide, to deploying missionaries and teachers. With all of this activity it is likely that there will be a large number of potentially competing agendas working within a single country.