On Thursday, July 23, at 9:30 a.m., the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the Trump administration's fiscal year 2021 foreign assistance budget request. The committee will hear testimony from John Barsa, the acting administrator of the U.S.
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Editor’s Note: Making other countries more effective U.S. security partners is a vital part of counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and U.S. foreign policy in general. Yet it seems to fail often, and support for such aid appears to be declining. Part of the problem may be in how the United States does such assistance. Stephen Tankel of American University and Melissa Dalton of the Center for Strategic and International Studies argue that the United States should reverse its traditional approach.