March 2011: Why we need U.S. foreign assistance
Foreign assistance makes up less than 1 percent of the United States budget. Yet Congress is looking to cut it at a time of rising food prices and unrest in countries that depend on food aid.
Why do we need foreign assistance and food aid? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently said food aid cuts will adversely affect U.S. national security and will damage U.S. leadership around the world. This month we discuss the issue with Mannik Sakayan, Bread for the World's senior policy analyst.
Music this month is by Soul Surprise.