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Copying?[edit]

I just noticed that the paragraph about membership for the NSC is copied word for word from the White House page on the NSC. Is this allowed? -Krawnight 18:01, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Can anyone say? -Krawnight 23:24, 27 July 2006 (UTC)


This is what the Wiki page says:

The White House National Security Council (NSC) in the United States is the principal forum used by the President of the United States for considering national security and foreign policy matters with his senior national security advisors and cabinet officials and is part of the Executive Office of the President. Since its inception under President Harry 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. The United States NSC has counterparts in many other countries' National Security Councils.

This is taken from the official White House page (http://www.whitehouse.gov/nsc/)

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. -Krawnight 19:43, 3 August 2006 (UTC)



Who cares? It's out tax money, we have the right to do with that text what we like.

The seal is for OMB, not NSC.

Reports[edit]

Where can i find all the reports of the NSC to the President (for example NSC-68) on the web? There must be a government website where these declassified documents are now available.--Arado (talk) 12:33, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

White House[edit]

Is there a role for this in the first paragraph? It doesn't seem to be part of the council's title. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.140.57.113 (talk) 15:09, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Name Change[edit]

The National Security Council was renamed the National Security Staff (NSS) in 2010 (Source: http://www.politico.com/blogs/laurarozen/0110/Introducing_the_National_Security_Staff.html) Shouldn't this page be updated to reflect this change? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ejcallen (talkcontribs) 14:14, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

Director for Counterterrorism for the National Security Council[edit]

Audrey Tomason is listed as Director for Counterterrorism for the National Security Council on the The Situation Room (photograph). Could there, or should there, be a mention of her here? RP Eddy is also listed as having had this title on his page and Daniel Benjamin and Steven Simon are similarly mentiond here:Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda link allegations#Implausibility_of_the_link. (Msrasnw (talk) 13:33, 25 May 2011 (UTC)) PS: Also "Roger Cressey, National Security Council senior director for counterterrorism from 1999-2001" - Richard Cañas - Director for Counterterrorism and Counternarcotics - four years (two Administrations). Paul Kurtz was a director for counterterrorism in the NSC's Office of Transnational Threats from 1999-2001.

Statutory Members Discrepancy[edit]

The White House page (http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/nsc) on the National Security Council doesn't mention anything about the Secretary of Energy being a statutory member of the council. It seems to me that the White House page is more recent than the 2009 memorandum.

I'd suggest further investigation at the least and possibly a removal of the Secretary of Energy as a statutory member of the NSC. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.221.22.211 (talk) 18:50, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Susan Rice[edit]

Near the end of the article, Susan Rice is mentioned as having been part of the creation of the 'disposition matrix.' Is there any evidence out there to support this? The source attributed to that section of the article makes no mention of Susan Rice: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/the-efficacy-and-ethics-us-counterterrorism-strategy Yadojado (talk) 20:40, 10 June 2014 (UTC)