Nixon's Gamble

How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: DD27284
Released: Sep 20, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504771771
Narrator/s: Kevin Stillwell
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After being sworn in as president, Richard Nixon signed National Security Decision Memorandum 2, a document that made sweeping changes to the national security power structure. Nixon's signature erased the influence that the Departments of State and Defense, as well as the CIA, had over Vietnam and the course of the Cold War. The new structure put Nixon at the center, surrounded by loyal aides who coordinated policy through the National Security Council. Using years of research and revelations from newly released documents, USA Today reporter Ray Locker upends much of the conventional wisdom about the Nixon administration and its impact.