THE CONGRESS: The Case for Foreign Aid

Into the cavernous caucus room of the Senate Office Building last week marched NATO's General Alfred Gruenther. about to close out his distinguished Army career, on what he considered one of his most important missions: persuading the Senate Foreign Relations Committee not to vote cuts in the Administration's $4.7 billion foreign-aid program. Washington was crowded with holiday tourists, plenty of advance publicity had been given General Gruenther's appearance, and he could be counted upon for an eloquent, meaningful performance. But when the hearing opened only a handful of spectators and five Senators were present.

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