National Security Council

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National Security Council

Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20504

Phone, 202-456-1414

Members:

The President George W. Bush

The Vice President Dick Cheney

The Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

The Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld

Statutory Advisers:

Director of National Intelligence John D. Negroponte

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, USMC

Standing Participants:

The Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow

Chief of Staff to the President Joshua B. Bolton

Counsel to the President Harriet E. Miers

Assistant to the President for National Security Stephen J. Hadley

Affairs

Assistant to the President for Economic Policy Allan B. Hubbard

Officials:

Assistant to the President for National Security Stephen J. Hadley

Affairs

Assistant to the President for National Security Jack D. Crouch II

Affairs and Deputy National Security Adviser

Executive Secretary V. Phillip V. Lago

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The National Security Council was established by the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (50 U.S.C. 402). The Council was placed in the Executive Office of the President by Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1949

(5 U.S.C. app.).

The National Security Council is chaired by the President. Its statutory members, in addition to the President, are the Vice President and the Secretaries of State and Defense. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is the statutory military adviser to the Council, and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency is its intelligence adviser. The Secretary of the Treasury, the U.S. Representative to the...

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