Amid nuclear tensions, South Korea tops Trump's long list of unfilled diplomatic posts
Key diplomatic posts remain unfilled a year into the Trump administration, chief among them the US ambassador to South Korea.
The widely rumored nominee for that post, Victor Cha, was escorted through the West Wing several months ago to meet people, including senior staff, according to an official and a source familiar with the matter. The administration sent Cha's name to Seoul in December, where he received swift approval, two sources familiar with the matter said. That process -- almost always a quick, rubber-stamp affair -- only happens after candidates have received security clearance and gotten sign-off from t...
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