- Peter Bergen notes the White House is confronting serious foreign policy crises
- It has a strong team in place at the NSC, while State and Defense are understaffed, he says
Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists."
(CNN)The news that President Trump's chief strategist Stephen Bannon no longer has a permanent seat on the "principals committee" of the National Security Council comes at a particularly opportune time.