Rogue states running suicide missions against US military facilities overseas are a threat to American security, but what about a little girl in Kenya with AIDS? A growing consensus says that child is also a threat.
A report issued earlier this year by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Milbank Memorial Fund argues that unless worldwide health is considered a priority for US foreign policy, rising tensions generated by disparities in well-being will put pressure on national security, economics, and the promotion of democracy in developing countries and those in transition, such as Russia.
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