^ nice post FA Bhai. Groupthink is what I meant. It has not worked. The Bay of Pigs was the first dire debacle. And in 2001-2006 with majorities in House, Senate and Executive branches it went rampant with dire world situation.
Groupthink does not work, it is a fallacious precedent to dire actions.
For example take the WIKI analysis
High group cohesiveness
insulation of the group
lack of impartial leadership
lack of norms requiring methodological procedures
homogeneity of members' social backgrounds and ideology
highly stressful external threats
excessive difficulties on the decision-making task
It is what in genetics would be referred to as in-breeding. And with sufficinet in-breeding the outcome will be deformed - as with so called 'moral' decisions that have been taken in very recent history. It is an Achilles Heel in the so called world of checks and balances, there were no checks neither balance.
You are far too modest, it is clear from your writings you are much more well versed in IR and have good handle on analysis of IR.