3,502. 4/8/2002

“The Washington Post reported on April 8, 2002, that the Pentagon ‘is seeking authority to spend tens of millions of dollars on military assistance to unspecified foreign countries or *indigenous forces* authority that traditionally has rested with the State Department.’ This initiative sparked concern among some senior State Department officials who saw the Pentagon as crossing a line and trying to establish a parallel foreign security assistance program.”

 – Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, America Alone, Pages 152-153

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