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Author Burke, John P., 1953-

Title Honest broker? [electronic resource] : the National Security Advisor and presidential decision making / John P. Burke.

Imprint College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 492 p. : ill.
Series Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes series on the presidency and leadership
Presidency and leadership (Unnumbered)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [445]-462) and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject United States. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs -- Decision making -- History.
National Security Council (U.S.) -- Decision making -- History.
Presidents -- United States -- Decision making -- History -- 20th century.
National security -- United States -- Decision making -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9781603440981 (cloth : alk. paper)
1603440984 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781603441025 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1603441026 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781603443463 (e-book)

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