U.S. Military Leaders Urge Members Of Congress To Support Full Funding Of State Department, USAID
U.S. Global Leadership Coalition: Military Leaders on Capitol Hill Today Push to Protect State Department, USAID Budget
“Members of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s National Security Advisory Council — an elite group of retired three and four star generals and admirals — [were] on Capitol Hill [Wednesday] urging members of Congress to support fully funding the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The high-ranking military officers’ visit to Capitol Hill … follows the now widely cited letter to House and Senate Leadership last month defending the State Department, USAID, and other development agencies as ‘critical to preventing conflict and reducing the need to put our men and women in uniform in harm’s way’…” (3/22).