“For this reason,” Hook continues, “we should consider human rights as
an important issue in regard to U.S. relations with China, Russia,
North Korea, and Iran. And this is not only because of moral concern
for practices inside those countries. It is also because pressing
those regimes on human rights is one way to impose costs, apply
counter-pressure, and regain the initiative from them strategically.”
This a memo that was given to Tillerson to bring him up to speed on politics.
It seems like Tillerson, who didn't have much experience in politics, had to be brought up to speed by the people within the U.S. government, because Trump chose him despite his lack of experience. Is there any procedure or rule that prevents the President to put in place a person without experience that was implemented before or after the nomination of Rex Tillerson?