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National Security Council - NSCs by country

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A body created by Congress in 1947 to advise the US president on the integration of domestic, foreign, and military policies relating to national security. It was designed to achieve effective co-ordination between the military services and other government agencies and departments, and is composed of the president, vice-president, secretary of state, secretary of defense, and the director of the Office of Emergency Planning.

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