National Intelligence Council
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The National Intelligence Council (NIC) was formed in 1979 and is the centre for midterm and long-term strategic thinking within the United States Intelligence Community (IC).
- It leads the IC's effort to produce National Intelligence Estimates and other documents;
- It supports (and reports to) the Director of National Intelligence;
- It serves as a focal point for policymakers' questions;
- It contributes to the effort to allocate IC resources in response to policy changes; and
- It communicates with experts in academia and the private sector to broaden the IC's perspective.
In November 2008, the NIC warned world leaders that a global pandemic would hit the planet before 2025:
“Other pathogens – such as the SARS coronavirus or other influenza strains – also have this potential... Outside the US, critical infrastructure degradation and economic loss on a global scale would result as approximately a third of the worldwide population became ill and hundreds of millions died.” 
A document sourced from National Intelligence Council
|File:NIC Iran - Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities.pdf||report||Iran/Nuclear weapons||November 2007|