Top State Department official announces departure

OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:00 PM PST – Sat. September 21, 2019
A top State Department official is leaving her post.
Andrea Thompson, a key U.S. arms control negotiator, is stepping down from her State Department position. (file photo)
On Friday, under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Andrea Thompson announced she is leaving the department.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Thompson a dedicated public servant, saying she brought more than 25 years worth of military experience to her position, adding that she will be missed.
She did not give a reason for her departure. The retired Army colonel previously served as national security advisor to Vice President Pence.

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