The Deputy Secretary Antony J. Blinken serves as the principal deputy, adviser, and alter ego to the Secretary of State; serves as Acting Secretary of State in the Secretary's absence; and assists the Secretary in the formulation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy and in giving general supervision and direction to all elements of the Department. Specific duties and supervisory responsibilities have varied over time.
Deputy Secretary Blinken (Feb. 13): "We have this policy that we call the rebalance, and it has several pillars, each of which contributes in substantial ways to facilitating and supporting this region’s growth and economic dynamism." Full Text» Photos» More on Travel»
Deputy Secretary Blinken (Feb. 8): "The partnership between the United States and the Republic of Korea is increasingly a global partnership and that’s something I very much look forward to working on." Full Text» Photos» More on Travel»
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