Trump Administration Should Focus On Foreign Aid, Not Military Spending, To Prevent Terrorism

Council on Foreign Relations “Politics, Power, and Preventive Action”: Why Cutting Foreign Aid Benefits Terrorists
Max Friedman, an intern with CFR’s Center for Preventive Action, writes, “Terrorism is President Trump’s top foreign policy priority, but cutting foreign aid and relying on the military will not help the United States combat it. Terrorism is not a problem for the military alone; its political and economic roots demand instead a USAID-led effort. … [T]he United States should more effectively advance its interests by reevaluating its programs and experimenting on new methods of distributing aid…” (8/9).