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  • abbr. National Security Council

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  • n. 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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  • '(@NSC IS NULL OR PRODUCTS. NSC LIKE' \% '+ @NSC +' \% ') AND

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  • The condemnation by the NSC is absolutely correct, as is the President's eloquent statement from Oslo regarding nations 'fears of the aspirations of their own citizens.

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  • The Freedom Front has demanded the immediate resignation of NSC chief Mluleki George and his executive, in view of what it called the NSC's petty threats to try to stop visiting rugby players from getting visas.

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  • In this study, Wheeler and colleagues tested a man-made MMP inhibitor, which they know as NSC

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  • I called NSC adviser Bill Clark in the White House to request a crisis meeting for 7:15 A.M. in the Situation Room.

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  • While I was waiting for Dubinin to arrive, I called NSC adviser John Poindexter, who was with the president in California.

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  • Bush's first-term NSC was pure chaos, with Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld refusing to play in the interagency process, and Vice President Dick Cheney running what amounted to a parallel NSC staff.

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  • I’m not suggesting any problem with the activities described in this article by the military — far from it — but as the article says, these clandestine activities do not require the regular covert action accountability mechanisms required of the CIA as a matter of law, although NSC is involved in anything significant.

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  • Philip Zelikow, another friend and colleague from the Eastern European section at the NSC, is often described as the secretary’s “intellectual soul mate.”

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  • During its first year, the Clinton White House though not the NSC was an undisciplined, disorganized operation.

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