March 02, 2024
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Why the decision to drop Victor Cha has scary implications

The well-regarded scholar was not hawkish enough for Trump

Over a year into Donald Trump’s bizarre Presidency, one of the many things he somehow hasn’t quite gotten around to doing yet is to appoint a new ambassador to South Korea.

A year ago, Trump moved faster. Among his first acts was to sack every single ambassador who was a political appointee of his predecessor. All were told to quit before his inauguration.

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