Amanpour Explores Foreign Aid with Deputy Secretary Tom Nides

Last week, Christiane Amanpour sat down with Deputy Secretary of State Tom Nides to discuss the state of foreign aid and what investments in foreign aid mean for U.S. national security. Amanpour begins the piece by looking back at then-candidate Obama’s pledge to double foreign assistance before noting the renewed calls to eliminate foreign aid from several GOP hopefuls. During the interview, Deputy Secretary Nides pushes back on recent criticisms to foreign aid spending by noting how these programs are both cost-effective and central to our national security: “For every dollar you spend on assistance, it saves you five dollars for boots on the ground.” See the full interview below.


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