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dc.contributor.authorBeckner, Lauren Reneeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:45:44Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:45:44Z
dc.date.issued2012-09-07en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09202012-225955en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35130
dc.description.abstractDecision-making during crises is an important task that many elected officials face during their time in office. This thesis seeks to identify principles that make up a sound policy decision-making process and may lead to more positive outcomes. The analysis here is a comparative case study of three national security crises that faced the John F. Kennedy administration: the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Vietnam conflict. Each case is examined for the presence of indicators of groupthink. I hypothesize that the relative absence of groupthink is related to a positive outcome. That hypothesis is examined by reviewing each case; the cases that contained higher levels of the indicators of groupthink tended to have a poorer quality process than those with less evidence of groupthink.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartBeckner_L_R_T_2012.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectDecision-makingen_US
dc.subjectKennedy administrationen_US
dc.subjectCrisisen_US
dc.subjectNational securityen_US
dc.subjectBay of Pigsen_US
dc.subjectCuban Missile Crisisen_US
dc.subjectVietnamen_US
dc.titleDecision Making During National Security Crisis: The Case of the JFK Administrationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDixit, Priyaen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09202012-225955/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairPourchot, Georgeta Valentinaen_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairHult, Karen M.en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-09-20en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-10-15
dc.date.adate2012-10-15en_US


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