Rick Perry named to National Security Counsel

Austin American-Statesman:
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been added to a core group within the National Security Council in a shakeup of members announced on Wednesday.

Perry, the secretary of energy, was one of several officials added to the principals committee, the primary group of policy-makers for national security.

Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, was removed from the principals committee.
I suspect that this move was done because of the potential of a nuclear attack by North Korea which would probably lead to a nuclear response from the US.  The Energy Department which Perry heads is responsible for nuclear weapons.

Most of the media have focused on the Steve Bannon being taken off the NSC post.  I think they are letting their animosity toward Bannon keep them from seeing the real importance of moving Perry into the position.

The Washington Post focused its story on Bannon too, but down below that is this story:
Will North Korea fire a missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland? Probably.

Kim Jong Un has declared that North Korea is close to testing a missile that can reach the United States. Is it time to freak out?


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