Of course Trump’s wall is useless. If we want to stem the flow of refugees from Central America, and stop wasting billions of tax dollars, a new Marshall Plan is needed. What motivates Central Americans to make the thousand mile foot trek? As retired Army Strategic Analyst Ed Corcoran reminds us, the Marshall Plan worked. It effectively addressed economic desperation. Working with indigenous people, American aid could once again work. Military solutions promise instant gratification and economic development addressing corruption and actually boosting economic soundness takes the long term, soit’s harder to sell. But when we Americans believe in and act on our own traditional values, stability can result. And increase our national security at the same time.