Nancy: It gets more complicated if you'd read section 202 the National Security Act of 1947.
C.J.: Let's assume I haven't.
Nancy: It says that the Secretary of Defense will be the principal assistant to the President on all matters relating to the national security.
C.J.: What does "principal assistant" mean?
Nancy: It doesn't specify.
Toby: No, it wouldn't, 'cause that's an area of federal law where you'd want as much ambiguity as possible.