This book examines the role of the president in the defense policy process, focusing specifically on the administration of President Carter. It provides an assessment of the impact of the president's policies on future U.S. defense posture.
Introduction 1. Changing Strategic Issues 2. The President and the National Security Apparatus 3. National Security Organization and Process in the Carter Administration 4. The Policy Impacts of the Carter Defense Program 5. Intervention Policies of the Carter Administration: Political and Military Dimensions 6. Europe and the Superpowers 7. The United States, China and Japan 8. The Presidency and Defense Policy: Questions for the Future