The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth (Second Edition)

The National Security Enterprise: Navigating the Labyrinth (Second Edition)

By: Roger Z. George (editor), Harvey Rishikof (editor)Paperback

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This second edition of The National Security Enterprise provides practitioners' insights into the operation, missions, and organizational cultures of the principal national security agencies and other institutions that shape the US national security decision-making process. Unlike some textbooks on American foreign policy, it offers analysis from insiders who have worked at the National Security Council, the State and Defense Departments, the intelligence community, and the other critical government entities. The book explains how organizational missions and cultures create the labyrinth in which a coherent national security policy must be fashioned. Understanding and appreciating these organizations and their cultures is essential for formulating and implementing it. Taking into account the changes introduced by the Obama administration, the second edition includes four new or entirely revised chapters (Congress, Department of Homeland Security, Treasury, and USAID) and updates to the text throughout. It covers changes instituted since the first edition was published in 2011, implications of the government campaign to prosecute leaks, and lessons learned from more than a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq. This up-to-date book will appeal to students of US national security and foreign policy as well as career policymakers.

About Author

Roger Z. George is Professor of National Security Practice at Occidental College. During his thirty-year career as a CIA analyst, he also served at the State and Defense Departments and was the national intelligence officer for Europe. Harvey Rishikof was formerly the Dean of Faculty and Professor of Law and National Security at the National War College. He has held senior positions in the federal judiciary, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the FBI. He has been the chairman of the American Bar Association's standing committee on law and national security, and he is currently involved in a cyber law practice with Crowell & Moring in Washington, DC.


Foreword to the First Edition by Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.) Preface Introduction: The National Security Enterprise: Institutions, Cultures, and PoliticsRoger Z. George and Harvey RishikofPart I. The Interagency Process1. History of the Interagency Process for Foreign Relations in the United States: Murphy's Law?Jon J. Rosenwasser and Michael Warner 2. The Evolution of the NSC ProcessDavid P. Auerswald 3. The Office of Management and Budget: The President's Policy ToolGordon Adams, Rodney Bent, and Kathleen Peroff Part II. Key Policy Players 4. The State Department: Culture as Interagency Destiny?Marc Grossman 5. The US Agency for International Development: More Operator than PolicymakerDesaix Myers 6. The Office of the Secretary of DefenseJoseph McMillan and Franklin C. Miller 7 The Military: Forging a Joint Warrior CultureMichael J. Meese and Isaiah Wilson III 8. The Department of the Treasury: Brogues on the GroundDina Temple-Raston and Harvey Rishikof Part III. Intelligence and Law Enforcement 9. Office of the Director of National Intelligence: From Pariah and Pinata to Managing PartnerThomas Fingar 10 Central Intelligence Agency: The President's OwnRoger Z. George11. The Evolving FBI: Becoming a New National Security Enterprise AssetHarvey Rishikof and Brittany Albaugh 12. The Department of Homeland Security: Civil Protection and ResilienceSusan Ginsburg Part IV. The President's Partners and Rivals13. Congress: The Other BranchDavid P. Auerswald and Colton C. Campbell 14. The US Supreme Court: The Cult of the Robe in the National Security EnterpriseHarvey Rishikof Part V. The Outside Players15. Lobbyists: When US National Security and Special Interests CompeteGerald Felix Warburg 16. Think Tanks: Supporting Cast Players in the National Security EnterpriseEllen Laipson 17. The Media: Witness to the National Security EnterpriseJohn M. DiamondConclusion: Navigating the Labyrinth of the National Security EnterpriseHarvey Rishikof and Roger Z. GeorgeList of Contributors Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781626164406
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9781626164406
  • weight: 748
  • ISBN10: 1626164401
  • edition: Second Edition

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