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National Security Council Staff NSC was created in 1947 and was intended to ensure that the president

dent would take into account professional military advice in planning national security policy Harry Truman was suspicious of the congressional creation and did not use it much until the Korean War in 1950 The council itself has four statutory members: the president, vice president, secretary of state and secretary of defense When Eisenhower came to the office as an executive secretary the influence of the staff was ensured because he built an advisory system of interagency subcommittees organized around the NSC staff The NSC staff was no threat to the domination of foreign policy by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles After the Bay of Pigs Invasion failed, John Kennedy leaned more heavily on his national security assistant, McGeorge Bundy Kennedy encouraged Bundy to form a Little State Department Bundys staff was small fifteen to twenty professionals Bundys development continued under Lyndon Johnson During the Nixon administration, the White House capacity for advice to the president independent of the Departments of State and Defense was firmly established Kissinger reorganized the NSC policy development process and he played the major negotiating role in the opening to China, the SALT negotiations with the Soviet Union, and the Vietnam peace talks NSC staff strength was cut a bit under Jimmy Carter Zbigniew Brzezinski ensured that the NSC adviser would play a powerful role in the administration Secretary of State was Cyrus Vance Ronald Reagan was determined to cut the influence of the national security adviser and the NSC staff The Iran-Contra affair demonstrated the dangers of too much secrecy and centralized control President Bush had one of the most tightly knit national security teams in the recent past James Baker was the Secretary of State

Richard Cheney was the Secretary of Defense Brent Scowcroft was the National Security Adviser The Gulf War was in 1900-1991 Bill Clinton chose Anthony Lake as national security adviser Warren Christopher was the Secretary of State Secretaries of Defense were Les Aspin and William Perry Since World War II the coordination of the huge national securtity bureaucracies has become a major challenge

Office of Policy Development (Domestic Policy Staff) The New Deal proposals of Roosevelt were virtually all domestic policy Ted Sorensen took care of much of the domestic agenda for John Kennedy Joseph Califanos primary job was coordinating Great Society legislation and implementation for Lyndon Johnson Nixon created the Domestic Council John Ehrlichman was to be its director and he recruited a staff of sixty to seventy by 1972 Nelson Rockefeller Vice President Stuart Eizenstat and his staff of forty to fifty were influential advisers to Carter The domestic staff was changed to the Office of Policy Development (OPD), with a staff of about forty under Martin Anderson, who reported to Edwin Meese OMB Director Richard Darman Chief of Staff John Sununu Clintons National Economic Council staff, however, did play an important role in domestic policy making

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