Office of Records Management - Presidential Decision Directives
TitleOffice of Records Management - Presidential Decision Directives
Presidential Decision Directives communicate Presidential decisions concerning national security and U.S. foreign policy.
Presidential directives are signed or authorized by the President on issues of foreign policy and national security. The National Security Council gathers facts and views of appropriate government agencies, conducts analyses, determines alternatives, and presents policy choices to the President for decision. The President's decisions are announced by decision directives.