View Full Version : State Dept. - the swamp-draining continues

David G
04-23-2018, 08:20 PM

Bolton and, to some extent, CIA Director Mike Pompeo — nominated to be the next secretary of state — hold more hard-line, hawkish views than Mattis. Bolton, for example, has previously argued for preemptive strikes on North Korea and Iran.

And Ricardel is more ideologically aligned with Bolton than Mattis, sources say.