National Affairs: Jets for Tito

One of the double dares that Bill Knowland likes to fling at Dwight Eisenhower concerns U.S. aid programs to Communist Yugoslavia—foreign aid which, the Senate Republican leader is convinced, "just does not make sense." Last week Ike quietly stepped across Knowland's line: he ordered shipments of military aid to Belgrade, suspended for almost a year, to start up again.

Last summer Congress was convinced that the Yugoslavs, despite massive injections of U.S. aid ($1 billion since 1949), were cozying up to the Kremlin. Under Knowland's prodding a rider to the Mutual Security Appropriation Act banned any new military assistance to Marshal...

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