USAID and the U.S. private sector have grown together since the agency’s founding, integrating a profit motive in much of USAID’s programming that sustains its longevity. USAID’s reliance on Western contractors has cemented the private sector’s control over development, rendering it almost indistinguishable from the government agency that it serves.
The shipwreck survivors returned home to the Sublime Porte aboard two small Japanese warships, the Kongō and the Hiei. The Ottoman sultan decorated the Japanese sailors who had escorted them on the journey with medals of honor.
A Middle East ruled illegitimately by the criminally violent will always produce security threats to Americans, especially if the U.S. government is seen in the region as consorting with the enemy.