THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL by Sen. Henry M.- Ed. Jackson

THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This constitutes the Jackson Subcommittee Papers on Policy-Making at the Presidential Level and as such presents the thinking, planning and analyzing of many outstanding public servants who have served under our last four presidents. The basic function of the subcommittee is to coordinate the far-flung facets of the security council. Here we have straightforward statements from such varied angles as the Secretary of State, of Defense, the Budget Director, Special Assistants to successive presidents, White House staff, etc., etc. Here are Rusk, McNamara, McBundy, Herter, Lovett, Souers, Nelson Rockefeller and others. Together they provide ""second thoughts"" as Senator Jackson, as chairman, questioned and double checked so that the clearest light could be thrown on their thinking in order to help not only the President, but others concerned With our national defense and national security. While the study and the reports themselves go back five years and more, there is, in toto, a timeliness that reenforces our conviction that here is one subcommittee dedicated to helping coordination and mutual understanding, teamwork and action. Senator Jackson has chaired his committee gracefully, intelligently and forcefully. These papers bear witness to his achievement.

Publisher: Praeger