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Poverty a Security Threat to U.S.

If this is the case why not do something about it?  Personally, I’m sure that this is the case.  I’m also positive that nothing will be done about it because in order for there to be rich people, the extremely poor must exist.  That’s just the way things are.

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By BARRY SCHWEID
AP Diplomatic Writer

June 8, 2004, 10:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON—Poverty and disease in places such as Afghanistan, Haiti and Somalia pose serious threats to U.S. national security but are frequently overlooked by American policy-makers, a group of former U.S. government officials said Tuesday.

“U.S. foreign policy must break its habit of inertia toward weak states,” the Center for Global Development, a private group formed four years ago, said in a report. Among the potential signs of danger is when basic rights are not protected in weak countries, providing an opening for violent political opposition and corruption, it said.

“The situations in Iraq and Afghanistan warn of the serious consequences for our security when we allow governments to collapse and chaos to reign,” the report said.

Among the recommendations were establishing a single Cabinet-level agency that that consolidates U.S. support for development for poor countries.

Newsday . Com


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