Fight or Flight: Should State Department Employees Undermine Trump, or Just Quit?

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Media Outlet: Foreign Policy

Sharon Burke wrote for Foreign Policy about whether State Department employees should quit or undermine President Trump:

“They should either get with the program or they can go,” President Donald Trump’s spokesman, Sean Spicer, said about career State Department officials who have allegedly submitted a dissent memo about the Jan. 27 executive order on immigration.
This comment followed last week’s abrupt dismissal of several high level career officials, including the one who would ultimately be responsible for implementing parts of the new policy."


Sharon E. Burke is a senior advisor at New America, where she focuses on international security and a new program, Resource Security, which examines the intersection of security, prosperity, and natural resources.