The firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, explained

On the surface, it likely appears to many observers that President Trump’s administration continues to be a tumultuous place riddled with uncertainty and chaos, as evidenced by his firing this week of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and an aide to the top diplomat. But below the service, there is a method to what seems [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.