Last week, Megan Reiss and I mocked the silliness of the national security adviser John Bolton’s idea to eliminate the cyber coordinator role. Proving that Lawfare has little influence and that the White House has little coherence, on Tuesday the NSC announced a reorganization that killed the coordinator position. The White House says the cyber team has two senior directors, and a coordinator is not needed. It also argues that eliminating a layer of bureacracy would make things move more smoothly, as if coordination was achieved by eliminating a coordinator.
This is not just nonsense: It is nonsense on stilts.