USIP is a program that was passed during the Reagan years.
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent national institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. USIP pursues this vision on the ground in conflict zones, working with local partners to prevent conflicts from turning to bloodshed and to end it when they do. The Institute provides training, analysis, and other resources to people, organizations, and governments working to build peace.
Our generals will be the first to tell you it’s cheaper to prevent a war than fight one. Lawmakers should keep this in mind as they face an unusually complex budgetary environment this year.
As Congress navigates budget caps and a White House determined to slash spending, it also must consider the turmoil and violence rocking the world.
Source: Give a Reagan-era peace institute a chance | TheHill
I know our new president is all about fighting wars but we have only so much cash to do what he wants and now he purposes even more tax cuts meaning less money yet again.
Maybe if he or his advisors like Tillerson would spend a little time doing some research then they might find that the Reagan idea does have value.
Okay I know that I am not one of Reagan’s biggest fans but he did have some ideas that deserve another look see.
That is unless continuous war is the main goal of the Trump cabal.
And it is looking more and more like it is…..to the point that trump is trying to establish a new world order.
That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, we’ve been told, President Trump is dismantling the liberal world order created by Franklin D. Roosevelt at the end of World War II. “Present at the Destruction” is the way Foreign Affairs magazine, the flagship publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, put it on its latest cover. Similar headlines can be found on the editorial pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post. But these prophecies of impending global disorder miss a crucial point: in his own quixotic way, Donald Trump is not only trying to obliterate the existing world order, but also attempting to lay the foundations for a new one, a world in which fossil-fuel powers will contend for supremacy with post-carbon, green-energy states.
Source: Is Trump launching a new world order? , by Michael T Klare (Le Monde diplomatique – English edition, June 2017)
Continuous war is looking more and more like the future for the US….that is unless someone steps up and takes a stand.
Will USIP survive in the Trump era?