Mike Pompeo’s job change foreshadows new pressure on Iran, Europe https://t.co/xFNaLZzKGz pic.twitter.com/KkkdTM9TEU— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 13, 2018
POMPEO TAKES OVER STATE... https://t.co/ymXeoBhdd8— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) March 13, 2018
The announcement of Mike Pompeo as the next secretary of state, subject to Senate confirmation, sends a firm signal that the Trump presidency is committed to ensuring robust U.S. leadership on the world stage. https://t.co/u7rDbhePKf— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) 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....