nationalsec22Megan Palmer
(RIEAS Senior Analyst, she is pursuing a National Security Master of Science Program at the University of New Haven based in Connecticut, USA)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 7 March 2021

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Since the beginning of the National Security Act of 1947 and the first National Security Advisor (NSA) and National Security Council (NSC) in the United States during the Truman Administration, visibility has shifted between the various roles and personalities of the NSA and NSC from the Truman to the Trump administration. Generally, the NSA is in place to set the agenda, engage in diplomacy, serve as a bridge between politics in policy, work as an intelligence official, be a congressional liaison, and for media relations. However, their influence relies on the relationship they have with the President since this role does not require confirmation from the senate. Their relationship and influence vary typically due to the current state occurring during an administration. ..Read more