In response to outcry over President Trump’s reorganization of the National Security Council—and particularly Steve Bannon’s elevation to the NSC and his permanent invite to the NSC’s Principals Committee—Senator Mark
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President Trump’s customary presidential memo setting the organization of the National Security Council has caused a fair amount of consternation in the national security community. The fact that the Director of National Intelligence and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are no longer regular members of the Committee raised a few eyebrows.
Notable Reactions to President Trump’s National Security Presidential Memorandum on the National Security Council
A roundup of notable responses to President Trump's memorandum reorganizing the National Security Council.
Last Saturday, I wrote about press reports that the House and Senate Armed Services Committees were considering legislation to restrict the size of the NSC staff.
Both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees are reportedly considering amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act for 2017 to limit the size of the NSC staff and subject NSC staff and NSC processes to congressional oversight.