National Security Council
The US National Security Council was created in 1947 by Harry S. Truman via the National Security Act. Its function is to advise and assist the president on national security and foreign policies. Not to be confused with the UK National Security Council
- Ivo H. Daalder and I.M. Destler, In the Shadow of the Oval Office: Profiles of the National Security Advisers and the Presidents They Served—From JFK to George W. Bush Simon & Schuster; 2009, ISBN 978-1-4165-5319-9.
- Karl F. Inderfurth and Loch K. Johnson, eds. "Fateful Decisions: Inside the National Security Council." Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 978-0-19-515966-0.
- David J. Rothkopf, Running The World: the Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power, PublicAffairs; 2006, ISBN 978-1-58648-423-1.
- Journey to the Center of the World: U.S. National Security Council – Arzın Merkezine Seyahat: ABD Ulusal Güvenlik Konseyi – Article on US NSC in Turkish
- Cody M. Brown, The National Security Council: A Legal History of the President's Most Powerful Advisers, Project on National Security Reform (2008).
- Official National Security Council website
- Records of the National Security Council (NSC) in the National Archives
- White House Office, National Security Council Staff Papers, 1948–1961, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
- Homeland Security Watch (www.HLSwatch.com) provides current details on the NSC as it pertains to homeland security.
- The White House National Security Council, accessed 6 September 2010