Susan Rice

Tillerson Inherits Roiled State Department

Tillerson Inherits Roiled State Department

The Wall Street Journal reports:

"State Department officials are entitled to their own opinions but will need to work together on one team,' Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday in his first speech to State Department employees.

"'Each of us is entitled to the expression of our own beliefs, but we cannot let our personal convictions overwhelm our ability to work as one team,' Mr. Tillerson said."

As one might expect, this was more team-building and pep talk than a master class in statecraft. He has yet to name his deputy, who will be critical to managing a dispirited and rebellious department and on whom the novice diplomat Tillerson will need to...

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