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Presidential commissions & national security : the politics of damage control

Author: Kenneth Kitts
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, ©2006.
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"Kenneth Kitts otters entry into the highly political, behind-closed-doors world of blue-ribbon investigative commissions convened in the aftermath of national security crises." "Ranging from Pearl Harbor to the September 11 terrorist attacks, Kitts takes the reader into the "backroom" to watch as presidents, their advisers, and commission members confront an armory of pressures. With rich detail and accounts of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kitts, Kenneth, 1964-
Presidential commissions and national security.
Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2006
(OCoLC)630999185
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Kitts
ISBN: 1588264041 9781588264046
OCLC Number: 62085419
Description: xii, 194 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Presidents and the blue ribbon option --
The politics of infamy : the Roberts Commission and Pearl Harbor --
The politics of spying : the Rockefeller Commission and the CIA --
The politics of Armaggedon : the Scowcroft Commission and the MX missile --
The politics of scandal : the Tower Commission and Iran-Contra --
The politics of terror : Tom Kean and the 9/11 Commission --
Conclusion : the politics of damage control.
Other Titles: Presidential commissions and national security
Responsibility: Kenneth Kitts.
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