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Honest broker? : the national security advisor and presidential decision making

Author: John P Burke
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2009.
Series: Joseph V. Hughes, Jr. and Holly O. Hughes series on the presidency and leadership.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines the history of the office of national security in the United States from its inception, describing how the role of the national security advisor to the president has evolved between the 1950s and 2000s, and discusses the influence of the national security advisor on the commander in chief's decisions.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John P Burke
ISBN: 9781603440981 1603440984 9781603441025 1603441026
OCLC Number: 252918415
Description: 492 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction-the case for the honest broker role --
The foundation of honest brokerage: Truman's executive secretaries, Eisenhower's special assistants --
The decline of honest brokerage: Bundy as NSC advisor --
The costs of absent brokerage: Kissinger as NSC advisor --
The benefits of balanced brokerage: Scowcroft as NSC advisor --
Weak brokerage, insurgency, and recovery: the Reagan NSC advisors --
The costs of failed brokerage: Rice as NSC advisor --
Conclusions --
Appendix A: Assistants to the president for national security affairs (NSC advisors) --
Since 1953 --
Appendix B: The others: Rostow, Brzezinski, Lake, Berger, and Hadley --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Joseph V. Hughes, Jr. and Holly O. Hughes series on the presidency and leadership.
Other Titles: National security advisor and presidential decision making
Responsibility: John P. Burke.
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