Journals Higher Education

$49.95

Paperback

29 January 2004

400 Pages | 14 illus.

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195159660


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Fateful Decisions

Inside the National Security Council

Edited by Karl F. Inderfurth and Loch K. Johnson

Fateful Decisions: Inside the National Security Council provides students with valuable insights into the origins, workings, strengths, and weaknesses of the NSC. Covering the period from 1947 to 2003, Fateful Decisions features seminal articles, essays, and documents drawn from a variety of sources. The book presents and illuminates several obscure documents regarding the beginning of the NSC and its early years. It then examines the transformation of the NSC from a newly established, and initially ignored, advisory committee to the nation's premier forum for national security deliberations. The selections--written by prominent scholars, journalists, and practitioners--offer revealing coverage of major topics, such as key challenges to the NSC and the role of the NSC in a post-Cold War environment.

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