Defeat budget cut proposed for US Institute of Peace

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The US Institute of Peace was created during the Reagan administration, in part, to resolve conflicts throughout the world and to train others to do so.  Referred to as a "do tank" rather than a "think tank," it has enjoyed bipartisan support.  Until now.  At $35 million, its annual budget is a tiny fraction of what we spend on defense.  Indeed, many high-ranking defense officials see this as money well-spent because successful diplomacy costs much less than war.  Now, with no explanation, the Trump administration has proposed to eliminate all funding for the Institute.



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