Alternate Title: NSDM 265: The National Security Council System
In National Security Decision Memorandum (NSDM) 265, President Ford directs that "the National Security Council System shall assist me in carrying out my responsibilities for the national security affairs and the National Security Council shall continue to be the principle forum for the consideration of policy issues requiring Presidential determination. The operation of the National Security Council System will continue to be under the direction of the Assistant to the President [National Security Affairs]. Communications to me relating to national security matters shall be transmitted through the Assistant to the President (National Security Affairs)."
NSDM 265; National Security Decision Memorandum 265
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