To Promote National Security, Global Stability, U.S. Should Continue To Invest In Development

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Fighting Fire with Foreign Assistance
Gillian Locke, program manager for the CSIS Global Food Security Project, discusses the role of U.S. foreign assistance in promoting food security, improving access to health care, and supporting economic growth. Locke writes, “Defense spending can’t address global instability in the sustainable, efficient, and proactive ways that foreign assistance can. … To pursue national security and global stability, the United States must maintain its commitment to development” (10/6).