Tuesday, March 13, 2018


...Pompeo is a very strong pick for the position, replacing Rex Tillerson at Foggy Bottom. He has done an outstanding job as CIA director, and has been a key figure in driving the administration’s successful strategy in defeating the Islamic State threat in Iraq and Syria, reducing the terrorist group to just 2 percent of its territory in the region.

In addition, he has extensive experience working with lawmakers on Capitol Hill, having served three terms in Congress, where he served as a member of the House intelligence committee.

Pompeo is well positioned to drive U.S. foreign policy at a time when the world’s superpower faces an array of global challenges, ranging from the specter of a nuclear-armed Iran to the rising menace posed by Vladimir Putin’s Russia....