Under both the 1961 and the 1982 constitutions, the NSC comprised military and civilian personnel and was charged with reviewing national security policy. The generals who took control of Turkey's government in 1980 also constituted themselves as a National Security Council (Milli Güvenlik Konseyi); this body was abolished following the reestablishment of civilian government after the 1983 election. The former members of the 1980-83 NSC, except for President Evren, subsequently formed the Presidential Council, whose function was to advise the president. The Presidential Council was dissolved in 1989.
The NSC is the executive branch agency that advises and assists the U.S. president on national security and foreign policies. Established in 1947, the council also coordinates these policies among various government agencies on behalf of the president. The primary council members are the president, vice president and secretaries of state and defense. The military adviser to the council is the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, while the CIA director is the council's intelligence adviser. Invited to all NSC meetings are the treasury secretary, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the national security adviser and the president's chief of staff and economic policy assistant. Other officials, such as the attorney general and the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, also attend meetings pertaining to their jurisdiction.