Tillerson Vows Leaner and Possibly Meaner State Department

American diplomacy could soon become leaner and meaner.

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state on Wednesday vowed to streamline the State Department to make it more efficient and achieve "cost savings."

"I noticed there are a few more boxes" that have been added to the department's organizational chart in the last few years, Rex Tillerson told senators at his confirmation hearing.

The nominee, the former CEO of ExxonMobil, also signaled a much tougher line with the Chinese, specifically in regard to its military activities in disputed waters.

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