Former Diplomats, Other Officials Issue Report Warning Against Merger Of State Department, USAID, Saying Move Would Harm Efforts To Help Refugees

Washington Post: Former diplomats warn against merger of State Department and USAID crisis roles
“A bipartisan group of former diplomats and other officials warned [August 17] against a merger of the roles of the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development in international crises as part of the restructuring and budget cuts planned by the Trump administration. U.S. efforts to help refugees in particular would be jeopardized by some of the proposals that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the White House have considered, a report signed by former Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and others argued…” (Gearan, 8/17).

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