White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War [First edition] 9781631494567, 9781631494574, 1631494562

"Since its founding more than seventy years ago, the National Security Council has exerted more influence on the pr

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English Pages 301 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm Year 2019

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White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War [First edition]
 9781631494567, 9781631494574, 1631494562

Table of 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 on a wild ride" --
"What no other part of the government did" --
A "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.

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