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Duncan, Stephen M
Only the most able : moving beyond politics in the selection of national security leaders / Stephen M. Duncan
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2013
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 3rd Floor  JK731 .D86 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment
Subject(s) Security sector -- Officials and employees -- Selection and appointment -- United States.
Physical Description vii, 287 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-278) and index
Contents The power to appoint civilian leaders -- The professionalism of military leaders prior to 1972 -- Personnel is policy -- Politics and unqualified civilian leaders -- The professionalism of military leaders from 1972 to 9/11/2001 -- Civilian leaders who can get things done -- Professionalism in the era of wars of a different kind -- Trust and clashes of culture and competence -- Politics in the middle of war -- The "professionalization" of amateur appointees
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