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Want to Make Budget Cuts? Start Here

March 17, 2017 2:11 PM
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The Trump administration on Thursday provided an outline of its first budget, a proposal that will dramatically reshape how the United States spends money on national security and defense. There is no question that the United States’ security spending patterns need to be rebalanced to better address urgent security challenges. The Trump budget will not do that.

The new budget will involve unprecedented cuts in foreign aid, an essential tool that currently accounts for less than 1 percent of the federal budget. The administration’s proposal to cut the State Department’s budget by 28 percent is even more troubling. The department is already woefully under-re...

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