Albright: ‘I Am Troubled’ By Number of Vacant Positions at the State Department

‘I’m very troubled by what I’ve heard about the cuts in the state Department budget’

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ALBRIGHT: "Well, I am troubled. I have to say we’ve been saying that it’s kind of early but soon it will be too late, and I think the State Department is obviously the key diplomatic department, the senior position in the cabinet, and I do think that it’s important to get a sense where the secretary — where Secretary Tillerson is, what he thinks about this. And he is at a disadvantage, I think in some ways, not having a full retinue of people, the people who are foreign services officers and civil servants at the State Department are dedicated people who serve this country and there has to be a greater relationship." 

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