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  National Security Council
NameRobert O'Brien
Votes1 (100.00%)
Margin1 (+100.00%)
Term10/01/2019 - 01/20/2021
 Deputy National Security Advisor   

Subordinate Organizations DETAILS
Parents > United States > U.S. Executive  
Established July 26, 1947
Disbanded Still Active
Last ModifiedScott³ January 23, 2009 08:07pm

Establishment of the National Security Council
The National Security Council was established by the National Security Act of 1947,
amended by the National Security Act Amendments of 1949. Later in 1949, as part of
the Reorganization Plan, the Council was placed in the Executive Office of the President.

Membership of the National Security Council
The National Security Council is chaired by the President. Its regular attendees (both
statutory and non-statutory) are the Vice President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary
of the Treasury, the Secretary of Defense, and the Assistant to the President for National
Security Affairs. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the statutory military advisor
to the Council, and the Director of National Intelligence is the intelligence advisor. The
Chief of Staff to the President, Counsel to the President, and the Assistant to the President
for Economic Policy are invited to attend any NSC meeting. The Attorney General and the
Director of the Office of Management and Budget are invited to attend meetings pertaining
to their responsibilities. The heads of other executive departments and agencies, as well
as other senior officials, are invited to attend meetings of the NSC when appropriate.

National Security Council's Function
The National Security Council is the President's principal forum for considering national
security and foreign policy matters with his senior national security advisors and cabinet
officials. Since its inception under President Truman, the function of the Council has been
to advise and assist the President on national security and foreign policies. The Council
also serves as the President's principal arm for coordinating these policies among various
government agencies.

National Security Advisor (position to left)
The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the
National Security Advisor, serves as the chief advisor to the President of the United States
on national security issues. This person serves on the National Security Council within
the Executive Office of the President. The National Security Advisor is appointed by the
President without confirmation by the United States Senate. This position was created in
March 1953 by President Eisenhower.

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Sep 13, 2019 02:45pm Statement Trump’s Acting National Security Adviser Said Nuclear War With USSR Was Winnable  Article RP 
Mar 22, 2018 05:00pm News Trump removes H.R. McMaster as national security adviser, replacing him with John Bolton  Article IndyGeorgia 
Apr 05, 2017 10:30am General Bannon Loses National Security Council Role in Trump Shakeup  Article RP 
Feb 27, 2009 07:00pm News National Security Structure Is Set  Article ArmyDem 
Feb 01, 2009 01:00pm News Professor [Samantha Power] who slammed Clinton will be Obama aide  Article WesternDem 
Mar 30, 2004 12:00am General Rice to Testify in Public Under Oath  Article None Entered