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Author Burke, John P., 1953-

Title Honest broker? : the National Security Advisor and presidential decision making / John P. Burke
Edition First edition
Published College Station : Texas A & M University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 492 pages) : illustrations
Series Joseph V. Hughes Jr. and Holly O. Hughes series on the presidency and leadership
Presidency and leadership (Unnumbered)
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-462) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject United States. Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs -- Decision making -- History.
National Security Council (U.S.) -- Decision making -- History.
National security -- United States -- Decision making -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Decision making -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008034985
ISBN 1603443460 (e-book)
9781603443463 (e-book)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)