Steve Bannon’s War On Susan Thornton Is Back On
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Curt Mills

Politics, North America

Another Bannon-neocon alliance of convenience could spell doom for the State Department’s top Asia official.

“Rubio and Bannon unite,” the former White House chief strategist e-mailed me Thursday night. “Susan Thornton can never be confirmed.”

In late December, when I profiled Stephen K. Bannon and his war on Thornton—a policy veteran widely distrusted by China hawks—former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had tapped Thornton as Assistant Secretary of State...

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