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The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth
     

The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth

by Roger Z. George, Harvey Rishikof, Brent Scowcroft
 

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ISBN-10: 158901698X

ISBN-13: 9781589016989

Pub. Date: 01/15/2011

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Recent breakdowns in American national security have exposed the weaknesses of the nation’s vast overlapping security and foreign policy bureaucracy and the often dysfunctional interagency process. In the literature of national security studies, however, surprisingly little attention is given to the specific dynamics or underlying organizational cultures that

Overview

Recent breakdowns in American national security have exposed the weaknesses of the nation’s vast overlapping security and foreign policy bureaucracy and the often dysfunctional interagency process. In the literature of national security studies, however, surprisingly little attention is given to the specific dynamics or underlying organizational cultures that often drive the bureaucratic politics of U.S. security policy.

The National Security Enterprise offers a broad overview and analysis of the many government agencies involved in national security issues, the interagency process, Congressional checks and balances, and the influence of private sector organizations. The chapters cover the National Security Council, the Departments of Defense and State, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Office of Management and Budget. The book also focuses on the roles of Congress, the Supreme Court, and outside players in the national security process like the media, think tanks, and lobbyists. Each chapter details the organizational culture and personality of these institutions so that readers can better understand the mindsets that drive these organizations and their roles in the policy process.

Many of the contributors to this volume are long-time practitioners who have spent most of their careers working for these organizations. As such, they offer unique insights into how diplomats, military officers, civilian analysts, spies, and law enforcement officials are distinct breeds of policymakers and political actors. To illustrate how different agencies can behave in the face of a common challenge, contributors reflect in detail on their respective agency’s behavior during the Iraq War.

This impressive volume is suitable for academic studies at both the undergraduate and graduate level; ideal for U.S. government, military, and national security training programs; and useful for practitioners and specialists in national security studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589016989
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2011
Pages:
367
Sales rank:
604,498
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

ForewordLt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.)Preface

Introduction: The National Security Enterprise: Institutions, Cultures and PoliticsRoger Z. George and Harvey RishikofPart I: The Interagency Process1. History of the Interagency Process for Foreign Relations in the United States: Murphy's Law?Jon J. Rosenwasser and Michael Warner2. The Evolution of the NSC ProcessDavid Auerswald3. The Office of Management and Budget: The President's Policy ToolGordon Adams4. The State Department: Culture as Interagency Destiny?Marc Grossman5. The Office of the Secretary of Defense: Civilian Masters?Frederick C. Smith and Franklin C. Miller6. The Military: Forging a Joint Warrior CultureMichael J. Meese and Isaiah Wilson III7. Office of the Director of National Intelligence: Promising Start Despite Ambiguity, Ambivalence, and AnimosityThomas Fingar8. Central Intelligence Agency: The President's OwnRoger Z. George9. The Evolving FBI: Becoming a New National Security Enterprise AssetHarvey Rishikof10. The Department of Homeland Security: Chief of CoordinationGary M. Shiffman and Jonathan HoffmanPart II: The President's Partners and Rivals11. Congress: Checking Presidential PowerGerald Felix Warburg12. The United States Supreme Court: The Cult of the Robe in the National Security EnterpriseHarvey RishikofPart III: The Outside Players

13. Lobbyists: U.S. National Security and Special InterestsGerald Felix Warburg

14. Think Tanks: Supporting Cast Players in the National Security EnterpriseEllen Laipson15. The Media: Witness to the National Security EnterpriseJohn Diamond

Conclusion: Navigating the Labyrinth of the National Security EnterpriseHarvey Rishikof and Roger Z. George

Contributors

Index

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