Two sources tell CBS News the U.S. is preparing to announce a major withdrawl of staff and family from the U.S. embassy in Cuba in response to attacks targeting diplomats. Only essential personnel will be left. An internal memo was sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggesting a drawing down of personnel in Havana.
WASHINGTON -- While President Trump berates Qatar for sponsoring terrorism at the highest levels, he is simultaneously authorizing the country to purchase over $21 billion of U.S. weapons. One part of the deal was inked on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., when Qatar's Defense Minister met with U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis.
More than 120 retired generals are making what may seem like a surprising defense of government spending on diplomacy. Their unified perspective is expressed in letter to congressional leadership and was prompted by an announcement of major cuts to the non-defense budget and a corresponding increase of $54 billion to defense spending.
Why did Tillerson do a @60Minutes interview? He gives a sense for that at the end of the piece (1/2):
"I hope with this little bit of exchange we've had you understand the man better. That's why I'm still here. Those things don't bother me."
Tillerson asks @realDonaldTrump from time to time after his tweets: "Are you changin' the policy? Because if we are, obviously I need to know, and everyone needs to know... that has never happened. Every time I've talked to him he says, "No, the policy hasn't changed."
MARGARET BRENNAN: Did you call the president a moron?
REX TILLERSON: I'm not gonna dignify the question We got so many bigger issues that we could be talking about. I'm not from this town. I understand this town likes to talk about a lot of things that are really not important.
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