From Foreign Policy, how the Trump administration broke the State Department. Why is Trump hollowing out the State Department? Roger Cohen on the desperation of our diplomats. Trump administration has failed to fill almost a third of all senior posts in State Department. “The lowest-profile State Department in 45 years”, in 2 charts. Laura Rosenberger and Loren DeJonge Schulman on how President Trump’s State Department is sabotaging America’s future leadership. State Department considers scrubbing democracy promotion from its mission. What Trump and Tillerson don’t get about democracy promotion. Diplomats question tactics of Tillerson, the executive turned Secretary of State.

Why has Rex Tillerson belly-flopped as Secretary of State? How Rex Tillerson failed the State Department: Experts believe he’s one of the worst secretaries of state in history. Rex Tillerson is running the State Department into the ground. Should Rex Tillerson resign? Tillerson denies wanting to resign, but doesn’t deny calling Trump a “moron”. Why Tillerson kissed Trump’s ring. Rex Tillerson loves Big Donald. Tillerson, Mattis, Mnuchin forge “suicide pact” in the event Trump wants one of them gone. Should Rex Tillerson not resign as secretary of state? White House aides wanted Rex Tillerson to resign for calling Trump a “fucking moron”. How is there always a tweet?

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