Mike Pompeo nearly doubles promotions of top diplomats as he seeks to restore ties with alienated US diplomats


CNBC—The charm offensive includes resuming the hiring of diplomats' family members when posted abroad, cheerleading emails to staff about his travels, and a push to replenish the top ranks of U.S. diplomacy, officials said.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seeks rapprochement with alienated US diplomats. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has nearly doubled promotions of top American diplomats as he seeks to restore diplomatic ties with a workforce alienated by his predecessor, Rex Tillerson. Since taking over in April, Pompeo has lavished attention on diplomats demoralized by the former oil executive’s distant management style, reluctance to consult in-house experts and inability to get personnel choices through President Donald Trump’s White House. The charm offensive by the former Republican...