Tillerson Turns a Blind Eye to Countries Using Child Soldiers – Flagrantly Violating Federal Law

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been accused by about a dozen members of his department of breaching a federal law aimed at preventing foreign militaries from enlisting child soldiers. The bizarre move by government employees highlights the apparent disarray Tillerson has brought to the department, and is emblematic of the tensions [between] the former Exxon Mobil CEO [and the] more experienced diplomats under his direction.

Tillerson allegedly violated the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) in June, when he decided to exclude Iraq, Myanmar and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders regarding the use of child soldiers, according to a confidential “dissent” memo from July 28 obtained by Reuters.

Does Rex Tillerson Support Using Child Soldiers? Secretary of State Accused of Violating Federal Law

Useless asshat.


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