November 30, 2017

We'll take Pompeo over Tillerson, frustrated diplomats say

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: Politico

Journalist Nahal Toosi

Mike Pompeo may have a partisan reputation, hawkish instincts and little diplomatic experience, but morale at the State Department is so low that many career diplomats would be glad to see the CIA director replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state.

Anything, they say, would be better than this.

And so, amid fresh reports Thursday that President Donald Trump may soon oust Tillerson and shift Pompeo to Foggy Bottom, the buzz within Washington foreign policy circles was one of very cautious optimism.

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  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...