Press Statement: The U.S. Needs More Diplomats Not Generals

“America needs a national security advisor with a broad perspective of security solutions rather than the narrow view of military intervention. Security includes the availability of clean water, shelter and food, not building a wall on the border or threatening countries with nuclear weapons … “

PEACE ACTION'S GROUNDSWELL

090918-A-5406P-505 Brig. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Director of Concept Development and Experimentation at U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command, speaks to senior officers and non-commissioned officers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division following his presentation as the first guest lecturer in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division’s Distinguished Lecturer Series, at the Hall of Heroes Sep. 18. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Pryor, 2nd BCT, 82nd Abn. Div. Public Affairs)

Washington, D.C. — February 20, 2017 — In response to the appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to the post of national security advisor, Paul Kawika Martin, Senior Director for Policy and Political Affairs at the United States’ largest grassroots peace organization, Peace Action, released the following statement:

“America needs a national security advisor with a broad perspective of security solutions rather than the narrow view of military intervention.  Security includes the availability of clean water, shelter and food, not building a wall on the border or threatening countries with nuclear weapons.

President Trump’s placement of career military personnel in positions usually filled by civilians is troubling.  Additionally, the U.S. spends over half its discretionary spending on the Pentagon, weapons and past wars.  As they say, if you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.  The world is too complex for only one tool.  The threats…

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Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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