Fateful Decisions

Fateful Decisions : Inside the National Security Council

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In the U.S. government, the National Security Council (NSC) is the most important formal institution for the creation and implementation of foreign and defense policy. Drawing from a variety of resources, Fateful Decisions presents a collection of seminal articles, essays, and documents on the NSC. It covers such key topics as the rise of the National Security Advisor to a position of prominence, specific challenges to the NSC, and the role of the NSC in a post-Cold War environment.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 185.9 x 230.6 x 18.8mm | 703.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 14 line illustrations
  • 0195159667
  • 9780195159660
  • 1,983,892

Table of contents

EDITORS' INTRODUCTION ; 1. The Development of Political-Military Consultation in the United States ; 2. Postwar Organization for National Security ; 3. Legislative Debate on the National Security Act of 1947 ; 4. The National Security Act of 1947 ; EDITORS' INTRODUCTION ; 5. The NSC Under Truman and Eisenhower ; 6. Effective National Security Advising: Recovering the Eisenhower Legacy ; 7. Forging a Strategy For Survival ; 8. Organizing for National Security ; EDITORS' INTRODUCTION ; 9. Letter to Jackson Subcommittee ; 10. Kissinger's Apparat ; 11. Presidential Directive/NSC-2 ; EDITORS' INTRODUCTION ; 12. The National Security Council System After the Cold War ; 13. National Security Presidential Directive 1 ; EDITORS' INTRODUCTION ; 14. Forum on the Role of the National Security Adviser ; 15. The NSC Adviser: Process Manger and More ; 16. The National Security Advisory System ; EDITORS' INTRODUCTION ; 17. McGeorge Bundy ; 18. Henry Kissinger ; 19. Zbigniew Brzezinski ; 20. Brent Scowcroft ; 21. Samuel Berger ; 22. Condoleezza Rice ; EDITORS' INTRODUCTION ; 23. The Cuban Missile Crisis ; 24. The Transition from the Cold War ; 25. Conflict in the Balkans ; 26. The War Against Terrorism ; EDITORS' INTRODUCTION ; 27. America's Departments of State ; 28. The NSC Staff as Rogue Elephant ; 29. Congress and the NSC ; EDITORS' INTRODUCTION ; 30. Recommendations on Organizing for National Security ; 31. The President and the Secretary of State ; 32. A New NSC for a New Administration ; 33. Imperative for Change ; Further Readingshow more

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