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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson testifies before the Senate alongside Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Oct. 30, 2017. (Brendan Smialowski      /AFP/Getty Images)

State Department, USAID Face Drastic Budget Cut

A budget deal ended a government shutdown, but it could gut funding for America’s diplomacy and development programs.

U.S. Marines assigned to Joint Task Force - Leeward Islands stack boxes of tarps from the U.S. Agency for International Development as they prepare supplies for distribution at Douglas-Charles Airport in Melville Hall, Dominica, Sept 29. (Sgt. Melissa Martens/U.S. Marines via Getty Images)

Let USAID Run USAID

Rex Tillerson’s “terrible mistake” is actually the right thing to do.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department on April 19, in Washington, DC.  (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rex Tillerson Is About to Make a Terrible Mistake

The knives are out for "F" at the State Department. The secretary should be strengthening rather than dismantling it.

The State Department headquarters in Washington on Sept. 12, 2012. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Foreign-Policy Uber Report Targets State Department Overhaul

Most foreign-policy experts agree the former oilman is doing his job wrong.

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Senate Panel Rejects Trump Plan for Cutting Foreign Assistance

Lawmakers also push back on Tillerson’s plans to reshape State Department.

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN-OCTOBER 31: USAID blankets being distributed by Mercy Corps are about to be loaded onto trucks at Chaklala airport October 31,2005 in Rawalpindi, Islamabad surrounded by relief goods waiting to be distributed. The current death toll is now believed to be over 55,000 from the South Asian earthquake that happened over 3 weeks ago. Over 3 million people are still without proper shelter and aid organizations including the U.N are warning that thousands could die in remote mountainous regions as Winter approaches. Atleast 1,400 died in Indian-Kashmir. 
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Trump Should Fix Foreign Aid, But Not at the Expense of U.S. Interests

The country's international goals, not arbitrary budget decisions, should motivate its development strategy.

A general view shows a Sudanes worker sitting on the USA flagged bulk carrier, Liberty Glory, docked in Port Sudan on October 17, 2016 as the World Food Programme delivers US aid.   
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Foreign Aid Is About U.S. Interests

The Marshall Plan was always in America's national security interest.

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Congress Set to Grill Rex Tillerson on Massive Budget Cuts to His Own Department

Democratic lawmakers plan to “come out swinging” in Tillerson’s testimonies.

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