The War: Strayed AID

In the past year, a complex and ambitious program under American AID for South Viet Nam has pumped into that country an average of some $30 million worth of goods a month ranging from cement to penicillin, from sheet steel to automobile tires. This effort is essential to bolster Viet Nam's war-buffeted economy, and, of course, to support the war effort. But as of last week, no one in Saigon or in Washington had any real idea of how much of that matériel had been used for its intended purpose, how much had helped to line profiteers' pockets—or, indeed, how...

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