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Trump National Security Adviser to Return NSC to Traditional Size, Role

FILE - Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft.

President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, said Thursday he plans to reduce the size of the National Security Council by about a third in coming months and limit the NSC’s role to gathering options for Trump rather than directing foreign policy.

O’Brien appears eager to reinstate the inter-agency coordinating role for which the NSC was originally conceived after conservative hawk John Bolton’s tenure in which he drew fire for not adequately consulting other agencies. Trump fired Bolton last month over strong policy disagreements.

“We’re going to coordinate policy out of the White House, we’re not going to operationalize national read more >>>

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