General Taylor's reputation for clear thought, lucid analysis, and the ability to separate the central issues from the chaff which surrounds them, is once again demonstrated in this pithy book which covers the broad sweep of American security policy. He proposes the replacement of the National Security Council by expanding it into a National Policy Council which would integrate economic, welfare and domestic concerns with foreign and defense policies. But he recognizes that political leadership and public support for government-both of which he sees presently lacking-are more important than organizational charts.
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