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Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement today on the President’s decision to restore the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as regular attendees to the National Security Council’s principal’s committee:

“I welcome the President’s decision to restore the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as regular attendees to the National Security Council’s principal’s committee. As the new administration navigates a complex array of challenges around the world, it is critical that the President hears from these experienced and talented leaders on his national security team. I have said before that I could not imagine a more capable national security team than the one we have right now. And I have great confidence that if empowered, these outstanding individuals will provide the President with the sound advice and counsel he needs to restore American leadership and confront the many threats facing our nation.”

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