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Separate from the concerns that some have expressed regarding Bannon’s ideology or his qualifications to serve in his new role, the decision to install the White House’s chief political strategist as a key decision maker within the NSC policy process is an ill-conceived decision that threatens to politicize the NSC policy-making process from top to bottom.
A brief overview of each President’s NSC and NSC subgroups to show the ever-evolving nature of the National Security Council, and an examination of how unprecedented Bannon’s formal role actually will be.
Those who advocate strong national security measures have a special duty to distinguish between tools that are necessary to the security of the country and policies that seem to be ideologically-driven impositions on the lives of the innocent.
The Manning commutation was a mistake. It sends the wrong signal and excuses behavior we want to deter ....
By the time you read this, a firestorm may—or may not—be breaking out over President Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence.
This morning, NBC News reported that Chelsea Manning is on the short list for a possible commutation from President Obama. Back in September—with much attention focused on a Pardon Snowden campaign—we advocated he consider commuting Manning’s sentence. At the time, we wrote:
If he will accept it, Trump must have wise and informed counsel. Americans will be served by principled individuals in government defending our Constitution and role in the world. Those who stay home to satisfy ideals of personal integrity will not make our world safer.
After commissioning a series of off-the-record interviews of senior national security policymakers, we at the New America Foundation found that gender really matters in national security policy.
Lawfare is pleased to announce the publication of a new working paper in the Lawfare Research Paper Series: Presidential Elections: A Perilous Time for U.S. Intelligence, by Eric Manpearl.