Trump came to the realization that for all practical purposes, he, like everyone else in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, works for the national-security section of the government, not the other way around.

What is a national security state? It’s a particular type of governmental structure, one that is inherent to totalitarian regimes. North Korea is a national-security state. So is China. So is Egypt. So is the United States.

A national-security state consists of three primary components, all of which can be centralized into one entity or divided into separate departments and agencies.

via The Pentagon, CIA, And NSA Are In Charge

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