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More Than 120 Retired Military Generals, Admirals Call On Congress To Maintain Funding For Diplomacy, Foreign Aid Under Trump Administration

The Hill: Retired generals urge Congress not to cut funds for diplomacy
“More than 120 retired generals and admirals are calling on Congress not to slash funding for diplomacy and foreign aid after the Trump administration said its budget proposal would do just that. … ‘We know from our service in uniform that many of the crises our nation faces do not have military solutions alone — from confronting violent extremist groups like ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) in the Middle East and North Africa to preventing pandemics like Ebola and stabilizing weak and fragile states that can lead to greater instability’…” (Kheel, 2/27).