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Obama Discusses Foreign Aid, Military Efforts, Diplomacy In Vox Interview

Humanosphere: Obama on erasing the military-foreign aid divide
Humanosphere reporter Tom Murphy discusses President Obama’s comments made recently in a Vox interview “about domestic and foreign policy and their challenges.” “‘[O]ne of the things I’d like to do over the next couple of years: to try to erase this very sharp line between our military efforts in national security and our diplomatic and foreign assistance efforts,’ said Obama to Matthew Yglesias of Vox,” Murphy notes, adding, “The conversation allows Obama to trot out the stat that most Americans think one-quarter of the federal budget is spent on foreign aid when it reality it is about one percent…” (3/24).

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