Trump Nominated His Special Envoy For The Post Of Deputy Secretary Of State For Arms Control
Donald Trump nominated his special representative for arms control, Marshall Billingslea, simultaneously for the post of Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. This is stated in a statement issued on Friday evening by the White House press service.
Thus, Billingslea will combine two posts. He was appointed a special representative less than a month ago, on April 10.
Before this, Billingslea served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for combating the financing of terrorism. In the past, he worked for the US State Department, the Pentagon, NATO structures, the staff of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, and the private sector.
As Politico wrote in February, Trump was searching for a special envoy to negotiate with Russia on arms control. It was claimed that the main area of activity of such a negotiator should be a dialogue with Moscow, but Trump allegedly could insist that the special representative also engages in the process of China's disarmament.