National Security Council deputy a Bentonville alum

'Country kid' watches national security

Posted: October 1, 2017 at 1:05 a.m.

 Rick Waddell
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Rick Waddell

Rick Waddell spends his days keeping abreast of just about everything concerning U.S. security as chief deputy to the national security adviser.

National Security Council

The National Security Council is the president’s principal forum for considering national security and foreign policy matters with advisers and cabinet officials. The council also serves as the president’s principal arm for coordinating these policies among various government agencies, according to the official White House description of the council.

Source: Staff report

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