“The former Exxon Mobil CEO distinguished between U.S. ‘values’ and ‘policies’ that he said would drive his strategy. Policies can and must change, he said, while the challenge for diplomats is identifying how to best represent U.S. values. For America’s national security, he added, policies won’t necessarily be contingent on values.” In a speech to his State Department, Rex Tillerson laid out the plans for a downsized department, with an altered focus. “In some circumstances, if you condition our national security efforts on someone adopting our values, we probably can’t achieve our national security goals. It really does create obstacles.”