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Why Pompeo Must Prioritize U.S. Diplomacy

Author Gordon Gray discusses why it is imperative for the United States to reinvigorate its diplomacy and assume a leadership role within the international community.

Most diplomats—even retired ones, like me—don’t make a habit of speaking publicly on political issues. But we never hesitate to make our voices heard when America’s national interest is at stake. And in the wake of Rex Tillerson’s continued attempts to gut the State Department, his replacement can and must take decisive action to restore American diplomatic leadership and capabilities. That is why I joined two hundred of my former colleagues in writing to Senators Corker and Menendez to highlight the urgent need to reinvigorate U.S. diplomacy.

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Gordon Gray

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