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National Security from the Top Down

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The National Security Council was established by President Truman to provide a core group of advisors to the White House on issues of security and foreign policy. John Gans is director of communications and research at Perry World House – the University of Pennsylvania’s global policy institute – and a fellow at the German Marshall Fund. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the NSC has evolved since 1947 – and about how President Trump has adjusted the mix of advisors during his time in office. Gans is the author of “White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War” (Liveright).