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The Pentagon and Development: Programs and Structures

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 9:00am to 10:30am


Center for Global Development presents a discussion on
The Pentagon and Development: Programs and Structures 

David Jea
Visiting Associate, Center for Global Development

Moderated by
Todd Moss
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Light breakfast provided

Center for Global Development
1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC
**Please bring photo identification**

The Department of Defense (DoD) has become increasingly engaged in development activities over the past ten years through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the broader counterterrorism effort. While the development community points to the links between poverty and U.S. security threats to justify increasing aid budgets, the Pentagon has shifted its priorities and resources to increase its engagement with the developing world. David Jea, a CGD visiting associate on leave from the U.S. State Department, presents data on DoD’s evolving authorities, programs, personnel, and budgets, shedding light on the current civilian military imbalance and its possible implications.


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