Interdepartmental Nation-building! Yay!

The National Security Council will receive an overhaul courtesy under the new administration, reports the Washington Post.  The changes will produce a “dramatically different” result which will greatly expand both the power and scope of the NSC:

The new structure…will expand the NSC’s reach far beyond the range of traditional foreign policy issues and turn it into a much more elastic body, with Cabinet and departmental seats at the table – historically occupied only by the secretaries of defense and state – determined on an issue-by-issue basis…New NSC directorates will deal with such department-spanning 21st-century issues as cybersecurity, energy, climate change, nation-building and infrastructure.

“The NSC will take on all national security matters that are strategic in nature,” working on short and long term projects around the world, including the situation in Afghanistan.  So now we will not only pursue fun activities like nation-building, but all the departments will join together to do it!

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