IJR's Erin McPike Is Traveling With Secretary Tillerson on Asia Trip

Acting State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a phone briefing with reporters on Tuesday that the agency was considering "having a seat available" on Tillerson's aircraft.

As Trump's approach to foreign policy evolves, the concerns about the role of the State Department-and the new secretary of state-only continue to grow. "As time goes by, there will be fewer military conflicts that the USA will be directly engaged in".

While McPike is the only reporter actually accompanying Tillerson on the plane, reporters who traveled to Asia on standard commercial flights will reportedly be provided access to the secretary of state.

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The website, the Independent Journal Review, said late Tuesday that IJR reporter Erin McPike is the lone journalist traveling with Tillerson on his tour to Japan, South Korea and China.

"We've been very clear, frankly, that this is a smaller footprint all around, and this is the secretary's decision, to travel with a smaller footprint", he said.

Tillerson said the department was "coming off a historically high allocation of resources" adding that much could still be accomplished with "fewer dollars". Traveling overseas with a full contingent of reporters has been protocol for decades. They are expected to discuss Japan's plans to step up missile defense and the possible deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, as well as President Donald Trump's concerns about the U.S. trade imbalance with Japan, Reuters reported.

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The trip is taking place amid escalating tensions with North Korea. "The message now, to China in particular when he gets to Beijing, is that press freedom doesn't matter", MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell said in response, "Up until now, secretaries of state have made it a key demand that our press corps gets into meetings ... that there be access for the media".

McPike has been persistent in requesting an interview with Secretary Tillerson. Skatell, who previously worked for the Republican Governors Association, founded IJR with GOP strategist Phil Musser in 2012.

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