Fateful Decisions: Inside the National Security Council

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  • ISBN-13: 9780195159653
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/15/2003
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Development of Political-Military Consultation in the United States 7
2 Postwar Organization for National Security 17
3 Legislative Debate on the National Security Act of 1947 21
4 The National Security Act of 1947 24
5 The NSC Under Truman and Eisenhower 35
6 Effective National Security Advising: Recovering the Eisenhower Legacy 46
7 Forging A Strategy for Survival 53
8 Organizing for National Security 57
9 Letter to Jackson Subcommittee 81
10 Kissinger's Apparat 85
11 Presidential Directive/NSC-2 94
12 The National Security Council System After the Cold War 107
13 National Security Presidential Directive 1 124
14 Forum on the Role of National Security Adviser 141
15 The NSC Advisor: Process Manager and More 158
16 The Lessons of the Iran-Contra Affair for National Security Policy Making 162
17 McGeorge Bundy 183
18 Henry Kissinger 188
19 Zbigniew Brzezinski 194
20 Brent Scowcroft 203
21 Samuel R. Berger 208
22 Condoleezza Rice 213
23 The Cuban Missile Crisis 233
24 The Transition from the Cold War 236
25 Conflict in the Balkans 253
26 The War Against Terrorism 268
27 America's Departments of State 289
28 The NSC Staff as Rogue Elephant 308
29 Congress and the NSC 316
30 Recommendations on Organizing for National Security 341
31 The President and the Secretary of State 348
32 A New NSC for a New Administration 358
33 Road Map for National Security: Imperative for Change 365
For Further Reading 371
Index 375
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