March 12, 2010
Forty-eight retired four-and three-star generals and admirals from all five branches of the Armed Services who are members of the USGLC’s National Security Advisory Council (NSAC) issued a letter on Wednesday, March 10th, expressing their support for increased investments in America’s non-military tools of diplomacy and development. The letter, led by NSAC Co-Chairs General Michael Hagee, USMC (Ret.) and Admiral James Loy, USCG (Ret.), specifically urges Congress to support the President’s $58.5 billion FY11 International Affairs Budget request. The letter comes on the heels of Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen remarks calling for increased resources for civilian capabilities at the State Department and USAID.