National Security Presidential Directive 1: Organization of the National Security Council System   [open pdf - 157KB]

Alternate Title: NSPD 1: Organization of the National Security Council System

"This document is the first in a series of National Security Presidential Directives. National Security Presidential Directives shall replace both Presidential Decision Directives and Presidential Review Directives as an instrument for communicating presidential decisions about the national security policies of the U.S.. National security includes the defense of the U.S. of America, protection of our constitutional system of government, and the advancement of U.S. interests around the globe. National security also depends on America's opportunity to prosper in the world economy. The National Security Act of 1947, as amended, established the National Security Council to advise the President with respect to the integration of domestic, foreign, and military policies relating to national security. That remains its purpose. The NSC shall advise and assist me in integrating all aspects of national security policy as it affects the U.S. - domestic, foreign, military, intelligence, and economics (in conjunction with the National Economic Council (NEC)). The National Security Council system is a process to coordinate executive departments and agencies in the effective development and implementation of those national security policies. "

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NSPD 1; National Security Presidential Directive 1
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Interagency Management of Complex Crisis Operations Handbook: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/ndu/interagency_mgt_crisis_ops_2003.pdf
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Interagency Management of Complex Crisis Operations Handbook. National Defense University, January 2003. Appendix A, p. A1-A8
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