EDITOR’S NOTE: Thousands of U.S. veterans have signed a petition urging members of Congress to support elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense as the three pillars of U.S. foreign policy, according to Jordan Smith of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. USGLC, which spearheads the movement, is calling on more veterans to join the cause.
The USGLC has launched its Veterans for Smart Power movement, an effort to enlist America’s greatest heroes for the greatest mission yet: supporting a foreign policy that elevates diplomacy and development alongside defense as the three pillars of American foreign policy. We’re proud to announce thousands of veterans and their supporters have signed-on to this cause in just one week, helping elevate the military voice on this important issue. If you haven’t seen it already, here’s a video on why supporting smart power is the right thing to do.
Sign the petition to Congress urging Members to support a smart power national security strategy that invests in non-military tools of development and diplomacy. While you’re at it, be sure and join the Facebook discussion with thousands of other veterans and their supporters to show you know first-hand that a strong military is essential to keep America safe, but that military alone cannot defeat today’s global threats.
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