The “America First” White House has released its “skinny budget,” and the foreign policy priorities are clear: more war, less diplomacy and aid. The budget priorities paper calls for large increases at the Pentagon, and a 37% cut to the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Since the annual $3 billion aid package to Israel apparently remains intact, that adds up close to a 50% cut to all other foreign aid and development budgets. But international aid is not only the right thing to do, it also helps keep America safe. Today we’re talking about foreign assistance.