This week President Eisenhower was ready to send to Congress his foreign aid program for fiscal 1957 (beginning next July 1). Calling for a little more aid and a slightly different policy, the President planned to ask Congress to approve:
¶ Appropriations totaling $4.9 billion, a substantial increase over the $2.7 billion appropriated for the current fiscal year.
¶ Expenditures of $2.5 billion, about the same as this year. The difference between appropriations and expenditures would go into the pipeline for expenditure in future years.
¶ A new policy of long-range commitments. At present, specific foreign aid commitments can be made for...