Us Wars Essay
-The public holds the president accountable because he needs approval ratings and support, especially during elections. Public can constrain freedom of action (if the public hates something, the president isn’t going to do it), and the public generally supports war when it is a security issue. It opposes casualties though, and in the case of the Vietnam War, the public urged the U.S. to back down.
If the public does not like something: * permissive (could allow president to do something risky) - tends to rally …show more content…
5. What factors affect the president’s choice of an advisory system? What are the principal types of systems? Give examples. What should the president consider in designing a system?
A. Cognitive style - papers, briefing, discussion
B. Conception of role - judge or desk officer formulate or choose
C. Orientation to Conflict - comfortable with disagreements or not
D. Political context - favorable or hostile; prevent leaks
I. Competitive Model - FDR, marketplace of ideas
- create competition amongst analysts, created conflict
- overlap in delegation, lines of authority vague
He would put the leftist man and conservative man in charge of same task with little communication between the two.
Advantages: president at center of information; advisors and heads of departments would place information and choices in president’s lap
Disadvantages: put strain and pressure on FDR, and he lost advisors because they were tired of fighting; also inefficient because too many