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vii, 287 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: The Power to Appoint Civilian Leaders Chapter 2: The Professionalism of Military Leaders Prior to 1972 Chapter 3: Personnel is Policy Chapter 4: Politics and Unqualified Civilian Leaders Chapter 5: The Professionalism of Military Leaders from 1972 to 9/11/2001 Chapter 6: Civilian Leaders Who Can Get Things Done Chapter 7: Professionalism in the Era of Wars of a Different Kind Chapter 8: Trust and Clashes of Culture and Competence Chapter 9: Politics in the Middle of War Chapter 10: The "Professionalization" of Amateur Appointees Conclusion Notes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442220225 20160609
The nature of the threats facing America today has drastically reduced the margin for error in senior political appointments. In Only the Most Able, Stephen M. Duncan draws on a lifetime of military, public service, executive, and legal experience to critique the political appointment process, focusing on departments that deal with national security-the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. He looks at how the current methods for making appointments put people in positions for which they are not qualified and not prepared. Rather, he argues, appointments should be made on the basis of one's qualifications and merits-those who lead our military should be people with military experience, and those who must make executive decisions should be people who have served and excelled in an executive capacity. Identifying the successful traits of leaders such as Winston Churchill, General George Marshall, nationally-known business executives, and others, Duncan argues with unusual insight and candor why the quality and performance of senior political appointees who are charged even in part with the nation's security, must be improved, and offers specific recommendations on how this can be accomplished. This timely book will appeal to Americans of all political persuasions, as well as those with particular interests in political and military history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442220225 20160609
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1 online resource (14 min.).
President Obama announces Jack Lew as his nominee to replace Tim Geithner as Treasury Secretary.
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1 online resource (6 min.).
President Obama discusses his nomination of Jim Yong Kim, a physician, anthropologist, co-founder of Partners in Health, and leader of the WHO HIV/AIDS campaign, to be President of the World Bank.
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1 online resource (10 min.).
President Obama announces General Martin Dempsey as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral James Winnefeld as the Vice Chairman, and to succeed General Dempsey as Chief of Staff of the Army, General Ray Odierno.
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1 online resource (8 min.).
The President announces that he will nominate Richard Cordray to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and commends Elizabeth Warren for her work in setting up the new bureau.
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1 online resource (4 min.).
The President announces that he will nominate energy executive John Bryson to be the next Secretary of Commerce. Bryson would replace Gary Locke, who has been appointed to be the next Ambassador to China.
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1 online resource (14 min.).
The President introduces Elena Kagan, the current Solicitor General, as his nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court.
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1 online resource (6 min.).
President Obama announces his choice for a new Director of National Intelligence (DNI), James Clapper.
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1 online resource (6 min.).
The President nominates Ben Bernanke for a second term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. August 25, 2009.
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The President nominates Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, read his remarks and get to know her. May 26, 2009.
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ix, 400 p. ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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ix, 400 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
xiii, 252 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Borking For Fun And Profit The Televised Backyard Fence Of Nannies, Sound Bites, and Confirmation Nonsense Of Litmus Testers and Stealth Candidates Of Judicial Philosophy and Democratic Checkery Of Brown and Being Morally Off Limits * Governing Instead Of Gossiping The Disqualification Problem, Revisited Some Modest Proposals, Reviewed.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465013647 20160528
Green Library
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xiii, 252 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Borking For Fun And Profit The Televised Backyard Fence Of Nannies, Sound Bites, and Confirmation Nonsense Of Litmus Testers and Stealth Candidates Of Judicial Philosophy and Democratic Checkery Of Brown and Being Morally Off Limits * Governing Instead Of Gossiping The Disqualification Problem, Revisited Some Modest Proposals, Reviewed.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465013647 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
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73 p. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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30 p. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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17 p. ; 28 cm.
Green Library
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18 p. : forms ; 28 cm.
Green Library

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