Berto Jongman: US Should Spend on Peacekeeping Not Warmaking

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U.S. Spending on U.N. Peacekeeping More Cost-Effective Than Trump’s Blueprint

It would be eight times more cost-effective for the United States to support a U.N. peacekeeping mission than it would be to send in its Armed Forces, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) wrote in a recent report. This report follows an expected 2019 federal budget that would earmark  $716 billion in defense spending—a 7 percent increase from the previous year.