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Under Pompeo, a Foreign Policy
That Fits the President’s Worldview

New York Times, by David Sanger

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Posted By:earlybird, 3/13/2018 8:39:32 PM

The sudden firing on Tuesday of Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil chief executive who never managed to capture the role of chief diplomat, makes room for a true believer in President Trump’s “America First” views and a bitter critic of the Iran nuclear deal — but also a deep skeptic about whether negotiations will persuade North Korea to abandon its nuclear arsenal. Mr. Tillerson’s anticipated replacement, Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, was among the harshest critics of the 2015 nuclear agreement that world powers brokered with Iran. If confirmed, Mr. Pompeo will take over the

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Article goes on to say that Pompeo has been “immersed” in the details of the NK nuclear program and is the perfect person to lead any negotiation.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 3/14/2018 1:07:54 AM     (No. 11571380)

Nope not the NYT.

But it almost sounds like a fair article....but I am sure it will not be.

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