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The Presidency And The Management Of National Security
The Presidency And The Management Of National Security
By Carnes Lord
Free Press, 1988, 207 pp
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The author, who served on the National Security Council staff (1981-83), calls for presidential power to assert itself against intrusions on the executive by entrenched bureaucracies (especially the State Department), the media and Congress-the usual suspects for conservative analysts. He believes that Foreign Service officers generally fail to heed "operational military realities" when dealing with national security issues.