It’s starting to look like ‘Home Alone’ at the State Department

With US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson headed out on his first trip to Asia, you’d be excused for wondering who will mind the shop at Foggy Bottom while he’s away. Both deputy-level jobs at the State Department remain unfilled. So do six undersecretary slots and 22 assistant secretary positions. The vacancies don’t appear to be…


  1. Is Countryman suggesting having more State department people means less war? I believe the folks in Libya,Syria and the Ukraine would disagree.

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