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Unformatted text preview: congressional leadership could still bring valuable insight to the debate. In addition, Kennedy was admittedly motivated to take action by political reasons, so ideally he should have consulted with the political leaders of the legislative branch. The other major default in the Cuban Missile Crisis decision-making process was the uncertainty and constantly shifting opinions of NSC Advisor McGeorge Bundy. Although it is debatable whether the job of the NSC Advisor is to be an advocate or a broker of information, it seems that Bundy was genuinely unsure of how to proceed. While Bundy claims to have taken different positions as an attempt to ensure the president heard different options, Kennedy himself seemed frustrated with his indecision, and Bundy should have stopped brokering through advocacy....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course POLS 295 taught by Professor Johnpburke during the Summer '09 term at Vermont.
- Summer '09