Tuesday, November 14, 2017
What is going on at the State Department? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has begun a "redesign" and has spent much of this year working on it. There is not an agency in government that could not benefit from a fresh look, but the importance of the State Department's mission should not be in doubt. Does Tillerson really intend to strengthen diplomacy as a tool for dealing with persistent global problems, or is this an exercise in slashing at the people and offices necessary to represent the United States abroad, defend its interests and keep a watch on the future?
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