Not Even Leftovers

Latin American military attachés in Washington were down in the dumps last week. After all the fine talk since war's end about U.S. arms for the Americas, the news had leaked out that the Truman Administration's arms program would leave the Good Neighbors out in the cold.

Latino arsenals would get no more than the surplus material, originally worth $112,200,000, which the U.S. Army had rationed out to them at knockdown prices as low as 10¢ on the dollar after World War II. Of the total, the biggest amount ($20.3 million worth) went to Mexico, followed by Chile ($19.9 million),...

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