In the Balance

Global threats may be harder to fight if the Trump administration pumps up military spending and skimps on foreign aid and diplomacy as it has proposed doing, argues columnist Nicholas Kristof.
 
Hard military power must be balanced by diplomacy and foreign aid, Kristof says. Global pandemics like Ebola would never end if only 1 nation fought them.
 
“Our security is advanced not just by being scary, but also by winning friends,” he writes. “President Trump will face a crisis—maybe with North Korea, maybe with China, maybe with some new pandemic—and he will need not just a robust military but also the cooperation of friendly nations.”
 
Source: The New York Times

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