Trump dumps Bannon from NSC amid rumors of clash with McMaster

/ Apr 6, 2017

Trump dumps Bannon from NSC amid rumors of clash with McMaster

U.S. President Donald Trump removed his chief strategist, Steve Bannon, from the National Security Council on Wednesday, reversing his controversial decision early this year to give a political adviser an unprecedented role in security discussions. Trump's overhaul of the NSC, confirmed by a White House ...

May 8, 2014

Minutes of NSC meetings to be kept under wraps, document says

Japan has decided not to disclose the minutes of the new National Security Council's meetings from December to March to avoid compromising Japan's intelligence gathering capabilities and national security, a document obtained Thursday said. The government decided on May 1 not to make the minutes ...

Mar 25, 2014

Japan's ruling bloc approves new rules on arms exports

The ruling parties approved new guidelines on arms exports Tuesday, setting the stage for the first major overhaul in nearly 50 years of the country's arms embargo policy. The Cabinet is expected to approve the guidelines next week, while concerns remain that Japan's status as ...

Yachi to lead security secretariat

Jan 7, 2014

Yachi to lead security secretariat

The government on Tuesday launched the secretariat of its U.S.-style National Security Council, with former Vice Foreign Minister Shotaro Yachi picked to lead the new body. The secretariat will support the council's core conference to be attended by the prime, foreign and defense ministers and ...

/ Dec 3, 2013

Abe tells ministers to stand united on security policy

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday instructed his Cabinet ministers to take a united approach to security challenges, a day before the launch of the U.S.-style National Security Council. With its primary focus on diplomacy and defense, the council will likely discuss defense agenda items ...