Author: billmoyers.com Staff / Source: Salon
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has his sights on the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues
(Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brando)
If there’s one thing you can say for Rex Tillerson’s leadership of the State Department, it is that he doesn’t appear all that concerned with the “optics” of his policy changes. We recently reported that Tillerson is poised to shutter the office of war crimes, to the great consternation of human rights advocates and international law experts.
However, in the midst of a media and political frenzy over potential interference by Russia in the US elections, the closing of the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues seems odd to say the least. The office, also run by an envoy, a position Tillerson seems to have made special targets, will be incorporated into the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. Again, the State Department cites redundancies and budget…
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