US State Department Braces for Steep Budget Cuts Slashing Foreign Aid

The White House is expected to release its budget blueprint Thursday, with President Donald Trump on record that he intends to boost military spending at the expense of the State Department, foreign aid and U.S. contributions to international organizations like the United Nations. Foreign service officers and other staff members at the State Department and at U.S. embassies and consulates around the world are bracing for massive cuts. George Ingram, a senior fellow at the Brookings...

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