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Pompeo can bring the State Department back in the foreign policy game

Pompeo can bring the State Department back in the foreign policy game

For over a year, the State Department has found itself on the sidelines of the policymaking process. The secretary of state never earned the trust of the diplomats he was meant to lead, and the department came to be viewed as the opposition by a White House that is deeply skeptical of the establishment.

But with Rex Tillerson gone and Mike Pompeo on the way in, the State Department is set to regain its relevance. Pompeo is in a unique position to right the ship partly because has more influence with President Trump. Even more important, though, Pompeo is set to fix problems inside the State Department and repair the trust issues between the White House and Foggy Bottom.

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