WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The new high-level government position would improve coordination, cut through Us government bureaucracy and allow for better communication with hostage families, according to the release.
The term “Czar” is often used in the United States to refer to high-level officials who oversee and coordinate a particular policy rather using their actual title.
“The tragic loss of Dr. Warren Weinstein should be a call to action, because our hostage rescue operations have to improve,” Delaney said. “I firmly believe that improvement starts with a new Hostage Czar who can direct and coordinate our efforts across agency lines.”
“We need a new member of the National Security Council who wakes up every morning focused solely on bringing American hostages home,” Delaney explained.
Delaney, joined by US Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski, is calling on Congress to make the return of all American hostages a priority, the release concluded.