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January 6, 2013 12:00 AM

OEDEL: Mind over muscle on the world stage

Here were our 2012 U.S. national financial priorities on the world stage: Muscle (defense and war operations): $683 billion. Talk (State Department diplomacy and related programs): $53 billion. Strategically preventing war (U.S. Institute of Peace, or “USIP”): $0.04 billion.

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