Adding Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump's top political advisor, to the National Security Council is a good decision. The council is tasked with discussing and analyzing matters of foreign policy and providing the president with national security recommendations. Therefore, argues Justin Holcomb of Townhall, giving Trump's most trusted and like-minded advisor a seat at the table will help the president make more informed security decisions.
Having Stephen K. Bannon as a voting member of the White House's National Security Council is a bad decision with negative consequences. The council is intended to be a non-political forum where federal agencies discuss and debate national security issues before providing counsel to the U.S. president. Michael Mullen writes in the New York Times that as a voting member, Bannon will negatively influence what's supposed to be nonpartisan discussions.