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The President of the United States (also referred to at POTUS) is the Chief Executive, the Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces, and the primary official responsible for the conduct of foreign affairs under Article II, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution.


The President, through the National Security and Homeland Security Councils and the National Security Staff, provides overall homeland security policy direction and coordination.

As a result of "Presidential Study Directive 1" (2009), which directed an examination of ways to reform the White House organization for counterterrorism and homeland security, the White House merged the staffs of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council into a single, new, integrated National Security Staff.