Video of the Week: Presidents and Foreign Policy

A panel discussion was held on the late Peter Rodman’s book, Presidential Command: Power, Leadership, and the Making of Foreign Policy from Richard Nixon to George W. Bush. Among the topics they addressed were presidential leadership styles, the role of the Cabinet and advisers, and reaction to events that have shaped U.S. foreign policy.

This is a program from the Brookings Institution with Carlos Pascual, Vice President and Director Brookings Institution Foreign Policy Studies and guests, Lawrence Eagleburger, 62nd Secretary of State, Department of State and Eric Edelman, Undersecretary Department of Defense Policy. The video is from (length: 01:40:54). About 13 minutes into the video, watch Secretary Eagleburger talk about those “benighted” people who did not get us into Iraq during the Kuwait invasion, but managed to get us there years later.