National Security Council


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Fun Fact


The key coordinating agency for the president is the National Security Council (N.S.C.). Created by Congress in 1947, it serves directly under the president and is intended to help integrate foreign, military, and economic policies that affect national security. By law, it consists of the vice president, secretary of state, and secretary of defense. Recent presidents have sometimes also included the director of the C.I.A, the White House chief of staff, and the national security adviser as assistants to the N.S.C. Here is Trump's executive order reorganizing the N.S.C. Here are answers to some N.S.C. FAQs.


President George W. Bush’s last chief of staff, Joshua Bolten, was so concerned about separating politics from national security that he barred Mr. Rove, Mr. Bush’s political adviser, from N.S.C. meetings.


What Trump's Reshuffling of the National Security Council Means


NSC under George W. Bush


  1. What is the mission of the National Security Council?

  2. Who are permanent members of the N.S.C.?

  3. Donald Trump recently demoted the Chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff (head uniformed military officer) and the Director of National Intelligence, and then promoted his chief strategist, Steve Bannon to the principals committee of the N.S.C. Does that sound like something that will make America safer?