Bureaucratic Politics and Foreign Policy by Morton H. Halperin

By Morton H. Halperin

The 1st variation of Bureaucratic Politics and overseas coverage is among the such a lot winning Brookings titles of all time. This completely revised model updates that vintage research of the position performed through the federal forms --civilian occupation officers, political appointees, and army officials --and Congress in formulating U.S. nationwide defense coverage, illustrating how coverage judgements are literally made. govt businesses, departments, and contributors all have sure pursuits to maintain and advertise. these priorities, and the conflicts they typically spark, seriously impression the formula and implementation of overseas coverage. a choice that appears like an orchestrated try and impact one other nation may possibly in reality signify a shaky compromise among rival parts in the U.S. executive. The authors offer a number of examples of bureaucratic maneuvering and exhibit how they've got encouraged our diplomacy. The revised version contains new examples of bureaucratic politics from the previous 3 a long time, from Jimmy Carter's view of the kingdom division to conflicts among George W. Bush and the paperwork concerning Iraq. the second one variation additionally contains a new research of Congress's position within the politics of overseas policymaking.

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Indeed, much of what goes on in the government involves efforts to analyze an issue from the point of view of shared images and to persuade others that the requirements of national security, flowing from those shared images, require that a particular stand be taken. However, despite shared images, determining the national interest is often an elusive goal, and participants frequently find it difficult to develop a stand simply by focusing on national security directly. In such cases they often look to organizational and presidential interests and explore them in light of their personal interests.

P. 470. 3409-3 ch03 9/15/06 4:30 PM Page 32 32 / organizational interests of the rest of the Navy. Senator Henry M. Jackson reported on his frustration in seeking to win support for the Polaris program within the Navy: I was interested in this program from the very outset, going back many, many years. I found that in trying to get the Navy to do something about it, I ran headlong into the competition within the Navy for requirements in connection with their day-to-day operational needs, whether it was anti-submarine warfare or limited war requirements; whatever it was.

Within the Navy, the struggle was about which kind of force could best dominate the seas. 7 Such thinking continued to play a large role in Navy calculations, leading to emphasis on aircraft carriers and their mission long after many outside observers concluded that carriers had been rendered obsolete by developments in Soviet naval capabilities. After the end of the cold war, the Navy kept the aircraft carriers in a central role as versatile platforms for both strategic conventional bombing and close air support in regional conflicts.

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