April 2017

Trump removes Steve Bannon from National Security Council post

President Trump has signed an executive order removing his chief political strategist, Steve Bannon, from a key national security post.

The move also restores the director of national intelligence, CIA director, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to full participation on the National Security Council's principals committee, the panel that Bannon previously had a seat on.

Trump signals deeper US involvement in Yemen

Lawmakers who pushed former President Barack Obama to curb support for a Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen’s civil war are gearing up to battle President Trump on expanding U.S. involvement. 

Several reports this week said Trump is considering providing assistance for an offensive on a key port held by rebels in Yemen and has already increased intelligence sharing and logistics support.