The Secretary of State's International Security Advisory Board (formerly called the Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board (ACNAB)) provides the Department with independent insight and advice on all aspects of arms control, disarmament, international security, and related aspects of public diplomacy. The ISAB is sponsored and overseen by the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. The Board provides its recommendations directly to the Secretary of State. The Board currently has 18 members and is chartered to have up to 25. Board members are national security experts with scientific, military, diplomatic, and political backgrounds. The Board meets in a plenary session on a quarterly basis.
Updated: August 13, 2007
Former Board Members
* Mr. Stephen Kappes, Member, September 2005 -- December 2006
* Dr. Amy Sands, Member, September 2005 -- June 2007
* Sen. Fred D. Thompson, Chairman, September 2005 -- July 2007
Advisory is not prepatory. Did you read the post? Maybe there is a real good reason then why Fred Thompson said he doubts the NIE findings because he saw intel that said otherwise.
familyop shows Fred Thompson had recently served on the ISAB and jrooney says in post #16 that Fred doubts the report is correct. I’d say that was more than just idle speculation on Fred’s part, then.