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National Security Council

A National Security Council is an executive body which coordinates national security issues and typically includes the heads of departments involved in diplomacy and defense with a small staff.

The most famous NSC is the United States National Security Council, but they also exists in Russia and the Republic of China on Taiwan.

An NSC structure has been controversially proposed for the People's Republic of China to replace the situation in which the People's Liberation Army is controlled by a semi-autonomous Central Military Commission.