Victims of Groupthink: A Psychological Study of Foreign-Policy Decisions and Fiascoes
Janis identifies the causes and fateful consequences of groupthink, the process that takes over when decision-making bodies agree for the sake of agreeing to abandon their critical judgment.
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Why So Many Miscalculations?
The Bay of Pigs
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Acheson administration Admiral Kimmel advisers advisory group air strike Allen Dulles alternative American Army assumptions avoid Bay of Pigs Bissell blockade bombing brigade Castro Chiefs of Staff China Chinese CIA's cisions cohesive group Communist concurrence-seeking consensus course of action critical Cuba Cuban missile crisis danger Dean Acheson decision-making Defense deliberations Department discussion effect enemy escalation decisions evidence Executive Committee expected fiascoes forces group dynamics groupthink hypothesis groupthink tendencies Hawaii Hilsman Ibid in-group inner circle intelligence invasion plan Japanese Joint Chiefs judgment Kennan Kennedy's leaders MacArthur's major Marshall Plan McNamara meetings military nation naval Navy group North Korea North Vietnam officers participants Pearl Harbor Pentagon Pentagon Papers policy-making group political President Kennedy President's pressures psychological questions responsible risks Robert Kennedy role Rusk Schlesinger Secretary shared social Sorensen Soviet Union stereotypes symptoms of groupthink thinking threat tions Truman United States government Vietnam warning White House Wohlstetter