Hawkish Pompeo may reenergize State Dept.
Mike Pompeo’s hawkish instincts may seem at odds with traditional diplomatic norms. But after 14 demoralizing months of budget cuts and staffing reductions for the State Department, his conservative political bent and closeness to President Donald Trump could breathe new vigor into an agency all too often sidelined on many of the nation’s most pressing national security matters.
Tillerson had been widely criticized for an aloof management style, which had alienated droves of career diplomats and driven many of the agency’s senior brass into early retirements.
続いてMerriam-Websterには “persons in high positions (as in a business or the government)” と定義されていました。同語を用い, 「手をよごさずに金もうけはできない」の意を示すことわざは, “Where there’s muck there’s brass.” となります (同英和辞典)。(Cayu)