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Mintaro Oba is a contributing analyst to NK Pro. He was worked as a political speechwriter and is a former Korea Desk Officer at the U.S. Department of State.
Which would you rather have: a moderate Secretary of State with little influence – or a hardline Secretary of State with considerable influence?
Your answer to that question will likely determine how you feel about the news that U.S. President Donald Trump has dismissed Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, to be replaced – assuming all goes well in the confirmation process – by current CIA Director and former Republican congressman Mike Pompeo.