National Affairs: Life for Foreign Aid

If the House and Senate were benumbed and confused when they came to the final vote on foreign aid, it was not too surprising. Early in the session the Administration had hinted broadly at a bold new program for long-range economic aid, had cited Egypt's Aswan Dam as a prime example of a worthy long-range project; now the Aswan Dam program had blown sky-high in the latest Middle East explosion. Never did the Administration present a coherent world economic policy. In May NATO's retiring commander General Alfred Maxmilian Gruenther testified grimly on the urgent need for arming the U.S.'s NATO allies...

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