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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Pompeo Replaces Tillerson at State
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The change was unceremoniously announced by Trump with Tillerson abroad.
On Tuesday, the president tweeted: "Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!"
"Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!"
More on her below, a disturbing choice, a hawkish Pompeo type with a gender difference.
Earlier articles explained Trump's disagreements with Tillerson on the Iran nuclear deal, North Korea, deep State Department cutbacks, and other issues.
Hawkish administration generals run Trump's geopolitical agenda, Tillerson out-of-the-loop on key decision-making.
His relationship with Trump soured long before today's announcement. It came as no s
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