II Decision Making Processes and Foreign Policy 10

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Decision Making Processes and Foreign Policy 10/11/10 Why did the US invade Iraq? Why did the US invade Vietnam? Why did Japan bomb Pearl Harbor? I. The Cuban Missile Crisis a. Because of the particularities of this case we know what happened…the Kennedy files (conversations, transcripts etc.) is what showed us b. It is inherently important because it as close as we came to fighting World War 3 thus, the process was a success because it prevented it from happening c. 1962 US is far ahead of Soviets with ICBs and we had missiles in Turkey and other places in Europe…Soviets had shorter range missiles and no missile near the US d. Kruchav and other Soviet leaders decided to put them in Cuba because they just had a revolution in 1959, thus they are going to place them in Cuba e. In 1962 a spy plane found the missile in Cuba and the government had to decide what to do. The fear was for the security of the US and for the democrats losing power. Decided to use the Navy and blockade Cuba instead on an invasion or airstrike e.i. Question became will Soviets attack the blockade?? e.ii. Soviets made a deal to take missiles out of Cuba if the US took some missiles out of Turkey f. What was the goal of putting the missiles in Cuba? Must be rationale in the case of military strategies g. Were these acts for non-purpose? Maybe Kruschav did it for another reason rather than just for a military strategy or foreign policy II. The rational actor model III. Five alternative explanations a. Bureaucratic politics a.i. 3 rules: a.i.1. Organizations always want large budgets and more jobs to fill a.i.2. Where you stand depends on where you sit…the policy you advocate depends where you are a.i.3. Victory – bureaucratic power and skill
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course INR 2001 taught by Professor Richard during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

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