Feb 01 2017
Former Obama defence secretary and Central Intelligence Agency director Robert M. Gates, said, that "pushing [the DNI and Joint Chiefs chairman] out of the National Security Council meetings, except when their specific issues are at stake, is a big mistake". "People are not being named to the committee, Mr. Bannon is a regular attendee and someone who is invited to attend, he is not being named as a regular attendee of the National Security Council, he is invited to attend the meetings just like Robert Gibbs and David Axelrod were".
"To be charitable, those are "alternative facts" from our friends at the White House", Tapper said of Spicer's claim. Dan Coats has been confirmed as President Trump's national intelligence director, Trump seems to be undercutting his role in the administration.
But it wasn't merely a few thousand Twitter users who questioned Trump's reorganization of the National Security Council and Bannon's growing presence in the White House. "Certain homeland security issues may not be military issues and it would not be in the best interest of the joint chiefs' valuable time to be at these meetings". He also announced that Trump would add the Central Intelligence Agency director into the NSC.
"The signal he wanted to send to the rest of his administration, the signal he wanted to send to the public, and the signal he especially wanted to send to the military is that the decisions I'm making that involve life and death for the people in uniform will not be tainted by any political decisions", Josh Bolten, Bush's former chief of staff, said. "The CIA is in ours and it wasn't in theirs".
US President Donald Trump (L) congratulates Senior Counselor to the President Stephen Bannon during the swearing-in of senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.
But the move also resembles practices in non-democratic states such as the defunct Soviet Union, which sprinkled Communist Party officials throughout government to enforce political orthodoxy and report back to the Politburo.
NPR's Mara Liasson said whenever staffers from the political wing of the White House sit in on NSC meetings, it tends to ruffle feathers.
Al-Shabaab fighters take control of Kenyan military base in Somalia
In a statement KDF said that they were able to repulse the militants and has retaken back the camp. The Kenyan military is yet to give details of casualties during the said night.
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Even George W. Bush, for all of his difficulties on matters of national security, made it abundantly clear that Karl Rove was to have nothing to do with the National Security Council - because to do otherwise would be inherently risky.
Steve Bannon standing far right as Trump has friendly chat with Vladimir Putin.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer.
Given this, the advice and opinions that Steve Bannon is likely to offer Donald Trump through the National Security Council will spring from a profound lack of experience and paucity of knowledge when it comes to such matters. They want another member of the inner circle inside the committee to ride herd on him.
The CIA director, now Mike Pompeo, will also have a permanent seat at the table for the first time since 2005.
"It represents a lot - and also a lot of efficiency and I think a lot of additional safety", the president said of the memo, as he signed it. "It's of concern, this quote "reorganisation". "And so, he brings to the table a much greater scope of the political landscape, vis-a-vis the world - the geopolitical landscape in national security affairs".
Jan 31 2017
CHELSEA boss CONTE says patience is needed on Begovic and Ivanovic destinies
A 4-0 victory over Brentford in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday appeared routine, with Willian, Pedro Rodriguez, Branislav Ivanovic, and Michy Batshuayi scoring.
Jan 31 2017
All-Star weekend offers NHLers a chance for memories and memorabilia
Washington Capitals and Metropolitan goaltender Braden Holtby provided the ultimate compliment in evaluating the finale. Two teams play 20-minute games of three-on-three hockey, with the winners advancing to another 20-minute final game.
Jan 31 2017
Richard Sherman interception highlights Seahawks' efforts in 2017 Pro Bowl
Fellow Cowboys rookie carried the ball eight times for 20 yards and was stuffed at the goal line on two runs in the first quarter. The fullback position was used sparingly in the NFC offense, but that didn't stop Tolbert from making an impact.
Jan 30 2017
GM moving more than 600 jobs from Canada to Mexico: union
But several industry insiders have argued that Canada is most likely not the target that Trump has set his sights on. The Trump administration has also threatened to impose its so-called "border tax" on cars built in Canada.
Jan 29 2017
Robin Thicke's Domestic Abuse Problems: The Ryan Report
She filed a declaration with the courts this week, stating that she "never found any spankings to be excessive in any way". Fast-forward to today where the two sought temporary sole custody over Julian in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Jan 29 2017
Joel Embiid Had The Best Reaction To His All-Star Snub
He suffered a fractured foot during the pre-season games and is expected to return after the All-Star break, as per NBA.com . All that said, I'm still enjoying #WhoIsPaullMillsap. "He's extremely big, he's 7-2, athletic, can shoot the three".
Jan 28 2017
Samsung Galaxy S8: Launch pegged for March 29th as new details emerge
Blass reports that Samsung will go with 3000 and 3500 mAh batteries in the 5.8- and 6.2-inch models of the phone, respectively. Unlike the earlier rumor that one of these phones will feature a flat display , both S8s will feature a curved edge design.
Jan 28 2017
Woman Miraculously Survives Without Lungs For Nearly A Week
Dr Marcelo Cypel, the thoracic surgeon on call, kept weighing the risk of her death versus the risk of removing both of her lungs. But she still has a way to go in her medical journey. "That told us that the concept is right".
Jan 25 2017
You can finally say 'Computer' to your Echo to command it
Just after writing about how to Change Alexa's Wake Word, Amazon has added another Wake Word option. Just open up the Alexa app, select settings, choose a device, and then select Wake Word .
Jan 25 2017
How Social Media Helped Instigate Saturday's Global Women's March
The peaceful march epitomized the ideology of protest to make social change as taught during the Civil Rights Movement under Dr. For all the positivity in the aftermath of Saturday's Women's March on London, there was always going to be some negativity.
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