National Affairs: Help from Abroad

The news from London was just what U.S. supporters of the European Recovery Program had been waiting for. Foreign Secretary Ernie Bevin's firm pledge to seek a union of Western European states (see INTERNATIONAL) fitted snugly into the Marshall Plan. The grave and dramatic announcement could hardly have been better timed.

The British plan was right in line with suggestions made only two days before by Republican John Foster Dulles. Appearing before the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee, Dulles had left no doubt of his belief in the underlying principles of ERP. "Our...

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