Crisis Resolution: Presidential Decision Making In The Mayaguez And Korean Confrontations: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Crisis Resolution: Presidential Decision Making In The Mayaguez And Korean Confrontations

1st Edition

By Richard G. Head


350 pages

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Hardback: 9780367017644
pub: 2019-04-18
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In the nuclear era, the use of even low levels of force risks catastrophe for all mankind. Yet military force remains an important element of political strategy, and control and coordination of its use with other instruments of national power is of vital importance. The authors of this book, examining two crises that occurred during the Ford admini

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Approaches to the Study of Crisis -- The Outline of a Conceptual Framework -- The National Security Decision-making Process -- Crisis Command, Control, and Communications -- The Mayaguez Crisis: Piracy on the High Seas -- The Korean Tree Crisis: Murder on the DMZ -- Analysis and Conclusions -- Chronology of the Mayaguez Crisis -- Chronology of the Korean DMZ Crisis -- The War Powers Resolution -- Department of State Memorandum on the Applicability of the War Powers Resolution to the Korean DMZ Crisis

About the Author

Richard G. Head is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. At the time of this research he was a student at the National War College and an associate research fellow with the Research Directorate of the National Defense University.

Frisco W. Short, a retired colonel, U.S. Army, was formerly a senior research fellow at the National Defense University. He spent more than two years on the joint staff developing procedures associated with the management of international crisis.

Robert C. McFarlane is a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps, currently assigned to the National Defense University, where he is a senior research fellow. He spent more than three years on the staff of the National Security Council and a year as a White House Fellow.

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