U.S. Secretary Of State Tillerson To Scale Back State Department Redesign Plan

POLITICO: Tillerson scales back State Department restructuring plan
“…It’s not clear whether Tillerson has modified his goals for shaking up the department because he’s encountered stumbling blocks or because he never really intended to make huge structural changes in the first place. But his more limited ambitions could assuage fears — expressed by many veteran diplomats — that he will oversee a gutting of the State Department that could hobble American diplomacy at an uncertain moment in world politics…” (Toosi, 2/7).