The dissent memo from State Department staffers criticizes President Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war, suggesting a growing lack of confidence among U.S. diplomats.
The memo calls for public criticism of Israel, supporting a ceasefire, and balancing private and public messaging. It highlights concerns about the perceived bias and dishonesty in U.S. actions.
The State Department, following its standard practice, hasn’t directly commented on the memo but referred to Secretary Blinken’s openness to such dissent. Multiple dissent memos on the war are reportedly circulating within the State Department.