April 27, 2020 | FDD's Foreign Podicy

National Security Council for Dummies

Episode 55
April 27, 2020 | FDD's Foreign Podicy

National Security Council for Dummies

Episode 55

About

Richard Goldberg just finished a year on the National Security Council (NSC) where he served as the Director for Countering Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Now back at FDD as a senior advisor, he’s going to explain to host Cliff May and Foreign Podicy listeners how the NSC operates; its relationship with other government departments; how it makes policies and attempts to have those policies implemented; what it’s doing and what it’s managed to get done during President Trump’s first three years in office.

President Donald J. Trump is joined by Vice President Mike Pence (2nd L), National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien (L), Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (3rd R), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Mark A. Milley (2nd R) and Brig. Gen. Marcus Evans, Deputy Director for Special Operations on the Joint Staff in the Situation Room of the White House on October 26, 2019. The President was monitoring developments as U.S. Special Operations forces closed in on former ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s compound in Syria on a mission to kill or capture. (Getty Images)

Issues:

Military and Political Power U.S. Defense Policy and Strategy