August 14, 2017

Loren DeJonge Schulman in The Washington Post on Sabotaging America's Future Diplomats

Stephen K. Bannon pledged to destroy the American “administrative state.” Russian President Vladimir Putin is devoted to ending America’s global leadership. One of their most enthusiastic, and unexpected, allies? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The State Department’s decision to halt participation in the Presidential Management Fellows program is the latest baffling personnel move that will have lasting consequences for our government’s ability to protect and advance U.S. national interests. So far, the State Department is the only agency that has formally stopped recruiting fellows, but others also appear to be slowing this initiative. This is, one commenter put it, akin to “a Major League Baseball team giving up all draft picks, & ending minor league & scouting.”

Read the full article in The Washington Post.