Trump replaced the head of the United States Intelligence Community and the highest-ranking, senior most military officer in the United States Armed Forces with Steve Bannon on the group of people who debate and decide on targeted killing.
Bannon has been elevated to the NSC’s Principals Committee, the top interagency group for discussing national security. He formerly led Breitbart News, a platform for the alt-right movement.
President Trump has reorganized the National Security Council by elevating his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, and demoting the director of National Intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
[Targeted killing / Drone strike] nominations trickle up to the National Counterterrorism Center, or NCTC, and to the National Security Council, or NSC, before the President signs off.
How America came to embrace assassination.