In March 2017, US President Donald Trump issued his first budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018. Titled America First, it proposed cutting US foreign aid by nearly one-third, or approximately $15 billion. It expressed a collective judgment by many voters that foreign aid fails to produce a return on investment (ROI) for taxpayers.

Like past administrations, Trump’s takes a “salami slice” approach to budget reprioritization, slashing many agency budgets across the board. The...


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