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Dear General Jones: Add the USAID Administrator to the National Security Council

Last week, I sent a policy memo to the White House recommending they amend Presidential Policy Directive 1 (PPD-1) which sets out the organization and membership of the National Security Council, to add the USAID Administrator.  Why?  Three main reasons:

1.  It puts real action to the Obama campaign pledge and, most recently its new Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy,  to elevate development in U.S. national security and foreign policy.