National Security Act

Definition of "National Security Act"
  1. A law that established key defense and intelligence organizations such as the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Secretary of Defense post, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the U.S. Air Force. The Act was founded upon America's wartime experiences and postwar caution over the potential capabilities of the Soviet Union. Its central purpose is to provide guidance to the president on domestic, foreign, and military policies linked to the nation's security
How to use "National Security Act" in a sentence
  1. The National Security Act has shaped the structure of modern U.S. military and intelligence.
  2. Since the implementation of the National Security Act, the president receives advice on various policies concerning national security.
  3. The formation of the U.S. Air Force is a direct result of the National Security Act.

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