White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War
A Book Conversation with Dr. John Gans
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- William W. Burke-White, Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House; Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania
- Derek Chollet, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- John Gans, Director of Communications and Research, Perry World House; Non-Resident Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
- Helene Cooper, Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times
The German Marshall Fund of the United States and Perry World House are pleased to invite you to a conversation with Dr. John Gans to discuss his new book, White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War. Drawing upon nearly 100 interviews with senior policymakers and more than 10,000 original documents, White House Warriors shines a light on the inner workings of U.S. foreign policy and the people who drive it.
This book talk, moderated by the New York Times’ Helene Cooper, will unpack how the National Security Council (NSC) staff operates, how it came to wield immense influence over policymaking, and discuss the broader consequences of these developments for the future of American power.