U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson Addresses State Department Restructuring, Says ‘No Hollowing Out’ Of Agency

POLITICO: Tillerson fends off ‘redesign’ critics
“Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday dismissed mounting criticism of his plan to restructure the State Department, insisting ‘there is no hollowing out’ of the agency but that it can be run more efficiently and with less funding. Addressing questions after a speech on U.S.-European relations in Washington, Tillerson shed some new light on his largely veiled plans to reshape the department. He also said many of the reports about a loss of diplomatic personnel and sunken interest in the Foreign Service were exaggerated or incorrect…” (Toosi, 11/28).