National Affairs: Aid Plus Trade

What's wrong—and what's right—with the U.S.'s foreign-aid program? To get a cold-eyed answer to this $4.7 billion question that is already vexing Congress, President Eisenhower last September named seven eminent men as "Citizen Advisers on the Mutual Security Program." With Benjamin F. Fairless, ex-chairman of U.S.

Steel Corp., serving as coordinator, they held closed hearings in Washington, traveled around the world in an Air Force plane, talked with heads of governments and U.S. officials in 18 countries. Last week, keeping to their March 1 deadline, they presented the President with a thoughtful, coherent and admirably concise report (5,000 words). In its reasonable,...

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