FOREIGN RELATIONS: Tide into Torrent

Lend-Lease is not a loan of money. Nor has it even been an act of charity. [It] was undertaken for the defense of this country and has been carried out in the interests of the U.S. people.

So said silver-haired Lend-Lease Administrator Edward R. Stettinius Jr. this week as he submitted to Congress the first fully documented overall report on Lend-Lease operations. In the 21 months since its beginning in March 1941, the report showed, the total value of Lend-Lease expenditures in goods and services to 30 of the United Nations was...

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