It said that Mr. Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, would be among the “regular attendees” at “principals committee” meetings — the interagency forum for cabinet-level officials to discuss national security policy. But the director of national intelligence and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff “shall attend where issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed.” Under Mr. Obama, the officials in those two positions were invited to all meetings.

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