The Resource White House warriors : how the National Security Council transformed the American way of war, John Gans

White House warriors : how the National Security Council transformed the American way of war, John Gans

Label
White House warriors : how the National Security Council transformed the American way of war
Title
White House warriors
Title remainder
how the National Security Council transformed the American way of war
Statement of responsibility
John Gans
Title variation
How the National Security Council transformed the American way of war
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This revelatory history of the elusive National Security Council shows how staffers operating in the shadows have driven foreign policy clandestinely for decades. When Michael Flynn resigned in disgrace as the Trump administration's national security advisor the New York Times referred to the National Security Council as "the traditional center of management for a president's dealings with an uncertain world." Indeed, no institution or individual in the last seventy years has exerted more influence on the Oval Office or on the nation's wars than the NSC, yet until the explosive Trump presidency, few Americans could even name a member. With key analysis, John Gans traces the NSC's rise from a collection of administrative clerks in 1947 to what one recent commander-in-chief called the president's "personal band of warriors." A former Obama administration speechwriter, Gans weaves extensive archival research with dozens of news-making interviews to reveal the NSC's unmatched power, which has resulted in an escalation of hawkishness and polarization, both in Washington and the nation at large."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gans, John
Dewey number
355/.033573
Index
index present
LC call number
UA23
LC item number
.G356 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Security Council (U.S.)
  • National security
  • Strategic culture
  • Civil-military relations
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
White House warriors : how the National Security Council transformed the American way of war, John Gans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The President's "personal band of warriors" -- The "bright young men" on the NSC -- The "center of the foreign policy universe in America" -- "Reckless cowboys off on their own wild ride" -- "What no other part of the government did" -- "Policy person first and foremost" -- A "wartime" staff -- "When you work for the President, you work for the President" -- Epilogue: What the NSC's warriors have won
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781631494567
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018054255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2018054255
  • (OCoLC)1081339293
  • 1906223
  • 2006552
  • 2006552
Label
White House warriors : how the National Security Council transformed the American way of war, John Gans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The President's "personal band of warriors" -- The "bright young men" on the NSC -- The "center of the foreign policy universe in America" -- "Reckless cowboys off on their own wild ride" -- "What no other part of the government did" -- "Policy person first and foremost" -- A "wartime" staff -- "When you work for the President, you work for the President" -- Epilogue: What the NSC's warriors have won
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781631494567
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018054255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (DLC) 2018054255
  • (OCoLC)1081339293
  • 1906223
  • 2006552
  • 2006552

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