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These documents are also referred to as Presidential Directives on National Security and National Security Council Intelligence Directives.

A good place to find those issued by President Truman through those promulgated by President George W. Bush is the Digital National Security Archive database. Select the relevant collection.

A good Web site to search is that of the Federation of American Scientists,

Note that PDDs, NSDDs, etc. are for the most part classified. What you will generally find are narrative descriptions and briefings, rather than the full text of the directive.

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