New National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien Will Inherit An NSC In Turmoil : NPR

President Trump’s brand-new national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, will inherit a National Security Council struggling to attract talent, current and former U.S. officials tell NPR.

The National Security Council is traditionally one of the most desirable places for ambitious and talented people to work in the U.S. government, because it affords such close proximity to power. But in the Trump administration, some of the government’s brightest minds are turning down high-powered NSC assignments, and others are avoiding the place altogether.

Career foreign policy professionals increasingly fear that joining the NSC, which is part of the White House, will taint them as political operatives.

Source: New National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien Will Inherit An NSC In Turmoil : NPR

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