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The State Department is responsible for not only foreign relations and embassy operations outside the USA, they also take care of United States citizens and permanent residents when they work and travel in foreign nations.

In response to natural disaster, political unrest or pandemics, the State Department does whatever necessary to safely evacuate USA citizens and residents while mitigating any risks to the rest of the population of the country.

At least that's what is supposed to happen.

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Government Executive—"government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies"—reported news from the White House that many suspected but which is now confirmed.

The Trump administration is making concerted efforts to purge the civil service of any employees not loyal to President Donald Trump.

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President Donald Trump's decision to launch an air strike killing top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani has already brought the United States to the brink of yet another war in the Middle East.

With tensions between the two countries skyrocketing overnight after Trump's actions, Iran vowed to take harsh revenge against the United States.

Trump countered that with a Twitter thread threatening to destroy Iranian cultural sites—a war crime which would likely result in the deaths of numerous civilians.

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