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Princeton's WordNet

  1. National Security Council, NSC(noun)

    a committee in the executive branch of government that advises the president on foreign and military and national security; supervises the Central Intelligence Agency

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  1. National Security Council

    A National Security Council is usually an executive branch governmental body responsible for coordinating policy on national security issues and advising chief executives on matters related to national security. An NSC is often headed by a national security advisor and staffed with senior-level officials from military, diplomatic, intelligence, law enforcement and other governmental bodies. The functions and responsibilities of an NSC at the strategic state level are different from those of the United Nations Security Council, which is more of a diplomatic forum. Occasionally a nation will be ruled by a similarly named body, such as "the National Security Committee" or "Council for National Security". These bodies are often a result of the establishment or preservation of a military dictatorship, do not always have statutory approval, and are usually intended to have transitory or provisional powers. See also: coup d'état.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. National Security Council

    A governmental body specifically designed to assist the President in integrating all spheres of national security policy. The President, Vice President, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense are statutory members. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Director, Central Intelligence Agency; and the

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