THE CONGRESS: Blood As Well As Treasure

While the Senate debated ERP (see above), New Jersey's old Charley Eaton and his House Foreign Affairs Committee set to work on a monumental project: to combine all U.S. aid programs in one omnibus bill. The committee worked in a mood of impatience—an impatience directed chiefly toward the State Department.

George Marshall appeared before the committee to plead for another $275 million in military aid to Greece* and Turkey. These new funds, he said, are urgently needed to "discourage more overt [Communist] aggression," particularly against Greece. Added Marshall: "The situation is serious,...

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