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US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (left) and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington, DC, June 2017. Courtesy of US Department of Defense/Wikimedia

Donald Trump is Worsening the Imbalance between Defence and Diplomacy

Shoon Murray
Newsbrief, 15 December 2017
Civil–Military Relations, United States, US Defence Policy
The US has long overvalued the military and undervalued the State Department, but President Donald Trump’s winnowing of the diplomatic corps is extreme, and it comes at a time when diplomats are needed more than ever.

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