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United States National Security Council

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The White House National Security Council (NSC) in the United States is the principal forum used by the President for considering national security and foreign policy matters with his senior national security advisors and Cabinet officials and is part of the President's Executive Office. It began under President Harry S. Truman.[1][2]

United States National Security Council
Agency overview
FormedSeptember 18, 1947 (1947-09-18)
HeadquartersEisenhower Executive Office Building
Agency executives
Parent agencyExecutive Office of the President of the United States
WebsiteNational Security Council Website
U.S. President George W. Bush during the National Security Council Meeting (NSC) at the White House Situation Room, March 21, 2003. The Participants of the meeting including, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) George Tenet, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and White House Chief of Staff Andy Card.

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  1. "list of national security advisers of the U.S. | Names & Dates". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  2. "National Security Council (Text Only)". georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov. Retrieved August 4, 2021.