The state of the U.S. National Security Act
Roee Ruttenberg

In the wake of World War II, and on the brink of the Cold War, then-U.S. President Harry Truman initiated a major reshuffling of America's security institutions.

He signed the National Security Act of 1947, consolidating Washington's military leadership. 

The Act also created a National Security Council to advise the President and the CIA to gather intel abroad.  It mostly worked - until it didn't. 

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