CABINET/NATIONAL SECURITY/TRUMP PEOPLE/DINA POWELL/MCMASTER: “National security adviser H.R. McMaster has been on the job for less than a month, but the changes at the National Security Council already signal it will play a markedly different role under President Donald Trump than his predecessors.
No decision makes that clearer than Dina Powell’s promotion from advising first daughter Ivanka Trump, to the NSC, where she will become deputy national security adviser for strategy. She will keep her role advising the President on economic initiatives.
While the NSC developed and informed national security policy under previous presidencies, it will now play more of a coordinating role by working between the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department.”
-Dan Merica, Nicole Gaouette and Elise Labott, “What Dina Powell’s promotion to the NSC means,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, March 17, 2017