In addition, Admiral Loy pointed out that the use of smart power has another topical advantage: fiscal responsibility. “The notion of smart power, where you’re blending diplomatic tools and economic tools with the classic military tools, allows you to better use the taxpayer’s dollar in a wider sense,” he told the show’s host.
Loy also talked about the perception gap between what Americans think we spend on foreign aid and the reality. “Do we as citizens want to commit one percent of our well-being, of our capability, to holding on to our reputation in the world and our ability to influence places in the world…we’re all part of this global marketplace.”
Admiral Loy is co-chair of the USGLC National Security Advisory Council.
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