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Financing America's Leadership

Protecting American Interests and Promoting American Values

Chairs: Mickey Edwards, and Stephen J. Solarz
Directors: Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Morton H. Halperin, Senior Adviser, Open Society Institute, and Richard M. Moose

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Publisher Council on Foreign Relations Press

Release Date April 1997

Price $5.00 paper

111 pages
ISBN 0876092008
Task Force Report No. 11


Relative to the average of the 1980's, U.S. government spending on international affairs has fallen nearly 20 percent in real terms and will decline by as much as another 30 percent under budget-balancing plans proposed by the president and Congress.

An Independent Task Force convened by the Brookings Institution and the Council on Foreign Relations was asked to assess the consequences of this trend and to make appropriate recommendations. In its Statement, the Task Force concludes that the cuts adversely affect the ability of the United States to protect and promote its economic, diplomatic, and strategic agendas abroad. Unless the trend is reversed, American vital interests will be jeapordized.

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Mickey Edwards

Morton H. Halperin

Lawrence J. Korb

Richard M. Moose

Stephen J. Solarz

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