History of The United States National Security Council 1947–1953

History Of The United States National Security Council 1947–1953

This is a history of the United States National Security Council during the Truman Administration, 1947–1953.

Read more about History Of The United States National Security Council 1947–1953:  Precursors To The National Security Council, Creation of The National Security Council, Truman's Early Relationship With The National Security Council, The Cold War

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