All in War

Putin expelling 755 American diplomats "a distraction"

All the people Putin dismissed were Russian civilian citizens, according to Steve Pieczenik. None had security clearances. All were considered non-essential and non-classified by the U.S. Pieczenik was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State to Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, and James Baker. Pieczenik served in this capacity to Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H. Bush.