After the War: Nation-Building from FDR to George W. Bush by James Dobbins, Michele A. Poole, Austin Long, Benjamin

By James Dobbins, Michele A. Poole, Austin Long, Benjamin Runkle

This ebook examines how the us has received enormous event in nation-building operations via its participation in no less than 8 major operations due to the fact that global conflict II-in Germany, Japan, Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

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S. and British zones, with its capital in Frankfurt, to improve economic recovery. Later, the French zone was included, and the three zones transitioned to a common currency. 37 The de facto split between east and west in Germany began to crystallize. Whereas Germany had been split into four zones, Japan remained whole during the occupation, with General Douglas MacArthur as the supreme authority in the country. The 11-nation Far Eastern Commission was established in Washington and the four-member Allied Council was established in Tokyo, but they had no appreciable influence on the occupation.

T What determines each player’s impact on results? ) Moreover, the factors that provide an official with bargaining advantages in one “action channel” may not confer similar advantages in a different setting. 3 The personal approach of individual presidents to decisionmaking is also critically important to the end results. In Presidential Decisionmaking in Foreign Policy, Alexander George presents three “ideal” pres2 Allison and Zelikow (1999, pp. 256, 258). 3 Allison and Zelikow (1999, pp. 263, 298, 300, 302).

At the under secretary or assistant secretary levels. This model has one central advantage, which is that competition among subordinates and agencies can spur superior performance and the generation of new ideas. In effect, decisionmaking is the result of a classic marketplace of ideas. Information will also be less distorted by the bureaucratic process if the president reaches several layers down into the bureaucracy while also cultivating outside advisers—the classic “kitchen cabinet” arrangement.

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