THE CONGRESS: Who's in Charge Here?

On his 64th birthday last week, members of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee presented hard-working Chairman Arthur Vandenberg with his ninth unanimous vote: a 13-to-0 approval of the China-aid bill. But four days later, as the bill reached the Senate floor, the committee report accompanying it exploded the birthday present like a trick cigar.

Though the report approved $363 million in economic aid for China, and $100 million for military assistance, it simultaneously kicked China's government publicly in the teeth. Said the report: "Ineptitude in military leadership and corruption among army commanders...

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