Talk:National Security Council
- "Staff members, because of their close proximity to the president, often take a more active part in formulating and shaping US strategic foreign and defense policy than the department and agency heads they represent."
IOW, staff members tell their bosses what to do. Such is the way bureaucracy works. Because of its insular structure, deniability is built into the system. RobSThe coup plotters won, for now 16:51, 26 April 2017 (EDT)