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AMERICAN RENEWAL: How To Make The National Security Council Great Again

Very few political problems can actually be solved by Washington’s favorite solution: throwing more money at it. Here’s one than can: the much-in-the-news turmoil on the National Security Council (NSC) staff. But first, you may ask: what’s the problem? If you interpret the recent spate of anti-Trump leaks and congressional testimony from NSC staffers as “heroic military officers and civil ...

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Trump Appoints New Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser

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President Donald Trump appointed a new Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor Friday to replace Tom Bossert who was fired in April. According to a statement by the White House, Trump chose Rear Admiral Douglas Fears to serve on the National Security Council which is led by National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton. “Doug Fears brings more than three decades of ...

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Report: AG Sessions wants lie detector tests for NSC staff to find leakers

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants lie detector tests for National Security Council staff to find the leakers that have tried to damage the Trump administration according to a report. Sessions’ idea is to do a one-time, one-issue, polygraph test of everyone on the NSC staff. Interrogators would sit down with every single NSC staffer (there’s more than 100 of them), ...

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Bannon out, Perry in at National Security Council

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White House chief strategist Steve Bannon no longer has a seat on the National Security Council in a move the administration says is not a power struggle. First reported by Bloomberg on Wednesday, a filing on Tuesday in the Federal Register added Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph ...

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