...From Departing Afghanistan
"Within our program, there's a tremendous amount of enthusiasm because we're really pushing the envelope..."
Massive passport-processing delays, due to COVID restrictions and staffing shortages, are ruining summer travel plans and prompting fantastical workarounds.
Was this a good idea?
The United States embassy in Baghdad urged on Friday all citizens to depart Iraq immediately, hours after the U.S. killed Iranian Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in an air strike.
- Business, But Was Ignored
-Dossier Author Christopher Steele's Close Relationship with State Department
Bad news: President Donald Trump may be dismantling the State Department. The good news? No recent president has made much use of those diplomats, so they are unlikely to be missed. And that's really bad news.
A journalist doing his job and actually asking an adversarial question is now officially such a shocking thing that State Department talking heads literally do not know how to respond to it. So this is what it looks like when a robot short circuits.
Rumors are flying that today President Trump will name arch-neocon interventionist Elliott Abrams as Deputy Secretary of State. Will the neocons grab full control despite Trump's vows to the contrary?
Yesterday at the State Department five officials resigned or retired. Another one today.