White House Warriors

Author(s): John Gans
This history of the elusive National Security Council shows how staffers operating in the shadows have driven foreign policy clandestinely for decades. No institution or individual in the last 70 years has exerted more influence on the Oval Office or on the nation's wars than the NSC, yet until the explosive Trump presidency, few Americans could even name a member. Gans traces the NSC's rise from a collection of administrative clerks in 1947 to the president's "personal band of warriors." Gans weaves archival research with news-making interviews to reveal the NSC's unmatched power, which has resulted in an escalation of hawkishness and polarization, both in Washington and the nation at large.
Format: Book
Call Number: 355.0335 Gan