SECDEF: The Nearly Impossible Job of Secretary of Defense

SECDEF: The Nearly Impossible Job of Secretary of Defense

by Charles A Stevenson
     
 

The men who struggle with Washington's most demanding postSee more details below

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The men who struggle with Washington's most demanding post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574887952
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
06/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

IBackground and evolution of the office
1The nearly impossible job3
2The cemetery for dead cats7
IIPolitics and personalities
The revolutionaries21
3McNamara : the numbers of power23
4Schlesinger : the independence of ideas45
5Weinberger : the power of tenacity59
The firefighters75
6Laird : the power of politics77
7Aspin : the politics of failure91
8Cohen : the politics of defense105
The team players119
9Brown : the technology of power121
10Cheney : the power of decisiveness135
11Perry : the power of decency147
12The Rumsfeld transformation159
IIIRoles and performances
13Manager of the Pentagon181
14War planner189
15Diplomat199
16NSC adviser207
17Successes and failures213
App. ASecretaries of defense216
App. BForegin travel by secretaries of defense217

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