While many Americans reacted to the president’s executive orders banning refugees from Syria indefinitely and immigrants from Muslim majority countries for 90 days, another action took place that puts the country at far greater risk.
On Saturday evening, President Trump signed an executive order which gives former executive chair of Breitbart News Steve Bannon a seat on the “principals committee” of the National Security Council and simultaneously downgrades the roles of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of national intelligence.
Now, the former national intelligence chairman and director will only be able to attend national security meetings when they are covering issues in their direct areas of responsibilities, while Bannon will be given clearance to any meeting led by National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
This decision will put Bannon in a position that has formerly been reserved for generals and intelligence chiefs. Many Americans understand this move as an effort to put Bannon in a place to make top decisions regarding national security.
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