National Affairs: Crack in the Front

The current worry of the Administration was not military but economic strength. Strategic use of economic power was the way the Administration intended to wage the conflict with Communism. To that end the Administration had asked for aid to Greece and Turkey, and for $350 million for foreign relief. With these token forces the Administration could make cautious advances into positions on the economic front. Those positions could gradually be stabilized. But last week the front cracked right in its center. Germany faced a new food crisis (see FOREIGN NEWS).

Part of the fault was the...

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