The federal government of the United States is the central government entity established by the United States Constitution, which shares sovereignty over the United States of America with the governments of the individual U.S. states.
The federal government has three branches: the legislative, executive, and judicial. Through a system of separation of powers and the system of "checks and balances," each of these branches has some authority to act on its own, some authority to regulate the other two branches, and has some of its own authority, in turn, regulated by the other branches. The policies of the federal government have a broad impact on both the domestic and foreign affairs of the United States. In addition, the powers of the federal government as a whole are limited by the Constitution, which, per the Tenth Amendment, states that all powers not expressly assigned to the federal government are reserved to the states or to the people.
The seat of the federal government is in the federal district of Washington, D.C.
- In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson presented Naked Snake with the Distinguished Service Cross, awarding him the title of Big Boss due to his actions in Operation Snake Eater.
- During the San Hieronymo Takeover in 1970, government officials were seen on the peninsula, and it was known that at least one government official was directly involved with the theft of the American-made Metal Gear.
- The U.S. Government was involved in an American University developing an off-shore OTEC power plant before the project ended up cancelled: The same OTEC power plant that would become the Militaires Sans Frontieres' Mother Base.
- The American government was unsympathetic to Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar when he got work as one of their researchers, and frequently abused him, and tried to force him to create brain bombs as well as things related to SDI and NEDW before it and the scientific community ousted him.
- In 2005, President George Sears (Solidus Snake) was responsible for instigating the Shadow Moses Incident, as well as being heavily involved in the Big Shell Incident four years later, along with his successor, President James Johnson.
- In 2018, nine years after the Big Shell Incident, Steven Armstrong, the Colorado senator and 2020 presidential candidate, was involved in the events of the Desperado Incursions, and was ultimately killed by Raiden.
- President John F. Kennedy
- President Lyndon B. Johnson
- CIA Director
- Secretary of Defense (Lyndon B. Johnson Administration)
- President Richard M. Nixon
- Government Official (Gene's ally)
- Dr. Clark
- President George Sears
- Secretary of Defense Jim Houseman
- DARPA Chief Donald Anderson
- Dr. Naomi Hunter
- Liquid Snake's Pentagon spy
- President James Johnson
- Colonel Richard Ames
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- ^ Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Kojima Productions (2004).
Major Zero: So, how does it feel to be a patient in one of the most advanced ICUs in the world? // Naked Snake: Would you do me a favor and tell the suits about visiting hours? I'll never get better with them assaulting me day and night with their questions.