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Hard times for soft power spending

Nancy Marshall-Genzer Feb 28, 2017
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Hard times for soft power spending

Nancy Marshall-Genzer Feb 28, 2017
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The White House wants to bump up defense spending and reduce the budgets of some other federal agencies. One agency in the crosshairs is the State Department. It wields something known as soft power — diplomacy and foreign aid. So what happens when you slash spending on soft power? 

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