Book Discussion on The National Security Council

Cody Brown talked about his book The National Security Council: A Legal History of the President’s Most Powerful Advisers at a book… read more

Cody Brown talked about his book The National Security Council: A Legal History of the President’s Most Powerful Advisers at a book launch hosted by the publisher, The Project on National Security Reform, at the Hudson Institute. He was joined in a discussion with Chris Shoemaker and Alan Whittaker on the past relationships between presidents and national security advisers, the future of the NSC, and The Project on National Security Reform’s recommendations for reform of the national security system. Jim Locher moderated. Panel members responded to questions from the audience following their discussion.

Chris Shoemaker, senior vice president of Strategy at MPRI, was a former NSC staff member under Presidents Carter and Reagan and author of The NSC Staff: Counseling the Council.

Alan G. Whittaker is dean of faculty and academic programs for the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University and author of an annual review of the NSC and interagency system. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on The National Security Council

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 27, 2008
Last Aired:
Jan 5, 2009

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  • Dec 27, 2008 | 11:15pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2009 | 6:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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