Appeared in: Volume 4, Number 3
Published on: January 1, 2009
Toolbox: Advice for the Advisor

Memo to the National Security Advisor: Learn from your predecessors.

Ivo Daalder is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Mac Destler is Saul I. Stern Professor at the School of Public Policy, Universty of Maryland. They are co-authors of In The Shadow of the Oval Office: Profiles of the National Security Advisers and the Presidents They Served—from JFK to George W. Bush (Simon & Schuster, 2009).
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