On the day of the FY18 NDAA markup, House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) and Reps. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), and Joe Courtney (D-CT) published the following article in TIME:
5, 255, 255);">Fourth, diplomacy and development are a crucial part of this equation. Just as we cannot function without partners, we cannot rely on military force while neglecting diplomacy and development. It is essential to recognize that Putinism will not be overcome by military force alone, and we must design our response accordingly to involve the whole of government. Economic development and the strengthening of civil society will be crucial in this fight, and we will also need to consider ways that our diplomatic and developmental efforts can be designed to counter Putinist tactics.