Mike Pompeo: A Soldier, Spy Chief And Tea Party Republican To Become A Diplomat

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Mike Pompeo, whom President Trump tapped Tuesday to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, has an extraordinary résumé. He graduated at the top of his class at West Point. He served as a tank officer in Europe. He went to Harvard Law School. He was a corporate lawyer who launched a successful aerospace business. He got elected to Congress as a Tea Party Republican from Kansas in 2010. For more than a year, he has run the CIA. However, he has never been a diplomat, either by profession or temperament. "Pompeo is very much a hard-liner on issues of national security, broadly," said Ian Bremmer , head of the Eurasia Group, which analyzes global politics. "He's smart, but he's also quite bombastic, and that plays well with Trump. But that...

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Mike Pompeo: A Soldier, Spy Chief And Tea Party Republican To Become A Diplomat

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