U.S. Foreign Aid Important To National Security, USAID Administrator, Military Commander Say In NPR Interview
NPR: How The Trump Administration’s Aid Agency Is Faring With Budget Cuts
“President Trump has been trying to cut budgets for foreign aid. That puts the administration’s top aid official in a tough position. But on a trip to Syria and Iraq last week, the head of USAID traveled with a powerful ally — a top military commander who says it takes more than blunt force to fight groups like ISIS. NPR’s Michele Kelemen went with them, and she was there as they discussed the importance of aid in national security…” (Kelemen, 1/29).