State Department Watered Down Human Trafficking Report

State DepartmentNEW YORK The Clinton Foundation has confirmed it accepted a $1 million present from Qatar whereas Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state without informing the State Department, though she had promised to let the company assessment new or considerably increased assist from overseas governments.

Abdullah Ramo Pazara had a craving for packets of immediate hot cocoa. The Bosnian-American former truck driver was, at the time, a commander of an Islamic State tank battalion in Syria. Apparently, even international fighters who reject their former lives in Western nations for an opportunity at martyrdom for ISIS typically lengthy for the creature comforts of their earlier homes.

So why does the State Department keep dropping these battles? Time and once more, America’s politicians discover it easy to fund a popular military however far more troublesome to help diplomacy and foreign assist. Over time, this has led to the next superb reality: Trump’s proposed 10 p.c defense bump is equal to just about your complete budget for the State Department and USAID.

Then abruptly on Wednesday afternoon, Kennedy and three of his high officials resigned unexpectedly, four State Department officials confirmed. Assistant Secretary of State for Administration Joyce Anne Barr, Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Bond and Ambassador Gentry Smith, director of the Office of Foreign Missions, followed him out the door. All are career international service officers who’ve served beneath both Republican and Democratic administrations.

Among the opposite top officers to be removed from their positions had been Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary for administration; Michele Bond, who was in charge of US consuls around the globe; Joyce Barr, assistant secretary of state for administration; and Gentry Smith, the top of the office on foreign missions. Add in a Federal-vast hiring freeze, and the only good news at Foggy Bottom is that it is no longer arduous to discover a seat in the cafeteria.