Shortchanging Our Security

The Hill -- In the coming weeks, Congress may well downsize the portion of the U.S. budget that is the least costly and most effective way of ensuring our security both at home and abroad.  Against the advice of our nation’s top military and civilian leadership, the US Senate appears ready to once again cut our meager foreign aid budget, including the State Department and the non-partisan United States Institute for Peace. (Full Story

The three co-authors are the president and CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, executive director of the Peace Appeal Foundation, and executive director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego.