Pandora's Trap: Presidential Decision Making and Blame by Thomas Preston

By Thomas Preston

How vital is presidential character and management sort in international coverage judgements? to respond to this question, Thomas Preston takes readers contained in the Bush administration's decision-making technique and use of intelligence to higher know how management officers justified the Iraq War—and how they sought to prevent blame for the results in their activities. in line with broad interviews with key Bush management officers, Preston bargains scholars of yankee international coverage, presidential determination making, the dynamics of blame avoidance, and destiny practitioners with a close exam of ways presidential character and management variety impacted Bush's important international coverage failure. additionally, Preston seems to be seriously on the oft-cited comparisons of Iraq to Lyndon Johnson's management throughout the Vietnam battle, exploring the place the analogy matches and a few vital changes. He indicates how either presidents' types exacerbated their managerial weaknesses in those circumstances and the boundaries of blame avoidance innovations. Importantly, the ebook offers a cautionary story for destiny leaders to think about extra conscientiously the long term results of pleasing their brief time period coverage wishes via lifting the lid to any new Pandora's trap.

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