This book examines two crises that occurred during the Ford administration—the Mayaguez incident and the murder of two U.S. Army officers in the Korean demilitarized zone. It presents an authoritative view of how each department functioned internally and externally during the crises.
1. Approaches to the Study of Crisis 2. The Outline of a Conceptual Framework 3. The National Security Decision-making Process 4. Crisis Command, Control, and Communications 5. The Mayaguez Crisis: Piracy on the High Seas 6. The Korean Tree Crisis: Murder on the DMZ 7. Analysis and Conclusions