Crisis Resolution: Presidential Decision Making in the Mayaguez and Korean Confrontations

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Crisis Resolution: Presidential Decision Making in the Mayaguez and Korean Confrontations

By Richard G. Head, Frisco W. Short and Robert C. McFarlane
Westview Press (with the National Defense University), 1978
300 pp. $20.00
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An extraordinarily detailed and informative study of the behavior of high-level U.S. officials in responding to the Cambodian seizure of the Mayaguez in May 1975 and the North Korean murder of two U.S. servicemen along the DMZ in August of 1976. Extremely useful to those interested in the day-to-day management of crises by the security bureaucracy.