Do current members of Congress know less about foreign policy than they used to? On the latest episode of Banter, Gary Schmitt sits down and identifies the declining number of experienced members on various foreign policy committees on Capitol Hill. Gary starts off by identifying how significant the decline in experience has been. We then discuss the factors that have contributed to the decline, before moving on to the possible effects of these developments. Gary brings a hefty amount of experience in his own right as he walks us through why these committees are so important to the health of U.S. foreign policy. It’s a fascinating issue where civics and foreign policy collide. Enjoy!
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