George W. Bush, the Surge, and Presidential Leadership

Author
Stephen Benedict Dyson
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
125
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
Winter 2010-2011
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
STEPHEN BENEDICT DYSON discusses the impact of George W. Bush's personality and belief system on the decision to surge troops in Iraq. He argues that absent Bush's distinctive approach to leadership, the surge decision would not have been made.