Presidential Directive

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Noun1.Presidential Directive - a directive issued by the President of the United States; usually addressed to all heads of departments and agencies
directive - a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"
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Drawing on declassified National Security Decision Directives and talking points, some included as appendices, the authors show the 40th President as an able planner, very much involved during his first term's outset.
Despite two Reagan-era National Security Decision Directives prepared by the administration's hardliners, the president never truly tried to implement their master plans.
Yet most Americans are unaware of National Security Decision Directives, perhaps the most powerful and hidden tool of the Oval Office.

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