Reader comment on: U.S. Institute of Peace
Submitted by Z A (United States), Sep 6, 2017 16:08
I am not sure which magical world of peace the writer lived in before 1984, but I don't think it's mentioned in history books I've read. Since this article seems to primarily be about the pricetag of USIP (rather than the other benefits brought by the US prominently investing in the infrastructure of peace), the strongest argument is that peace saves money. If experts at USIP, who devote their lives to managing conflict, can effectively prevent or end wars, it is a far, far cheaper investment than spending trillions of dollars and ending countless lives. USIP punches above its weight class.
Also, USIP is not an agency.
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