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National Security

Statutory Law

10 U.S.C. § 948a(8) (Title 10—Chapter 47A: Military Commissions)

In this chapter [10 U.S.C. §§ 948a et seq.]:
   (8) National security. The term "national security" means the national defense and foreign relations of the United States.

18 U.S.C. Appx § 1(b) (2010) (Title 18—Appendix: Classified Information Procedures Act)

“National security”, as used in this Act, means the national defense and foreign relations of the United States.

Administrative Law

Executive Order 12958, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1(y) (1995) (superseded)

“National security” means the national defense or foreign relations of the United States.

Executive Order 13,526, Classified National Security Information, § 6.1 (cc) (December 29, 2009)

For purposes of this order:

(cc)  "National security" means the national defense or foreign relations of the United States.