New British Government Sets Up “US-style National Security Council”

Prime Minister David Cameron chairs the first meeting of the National Security Council in the Cabinet Room

From AFP:  Britain’s new foreign minister said Wednesday that Afghanistan would be his top priority, ahead of the first meeting of the new coalition government’s US-style National Security Council (NSC). …

One of Cameron’s first tasks since taking office was to set up a National Security Council to coordinate the work of the foreign, defence, interior, energy and international development departments to face national dangers.

It was to meet for the first time Wednesday, bringing together Cameron, Deputy Prime Minister and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg and other ministers.

"The council will discuss the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and review the terrorist threat to the UK," the prime minister’s office said. via Laura Rozen (photo: Getty)

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