THE ADMINISTRATION: A Fixed National Policy

For the tenth consecutive year, a U.S. President sent a mutual-security foreign-aid program to Congress, and Dwight Eisenhower's 1960 model had worn and familiar lines. A multibillion-dollar aid program, acknowledged Ike to a moderately hostile Congress, is now "a fixed national policy." And then he requested a budget-rattling $4,175,000,000 for fiscal 1961.

That was $245 million more than he asked for fiscal 1960 and $949 million more than he got.

Most of the boost would be for military-type aid, from this year's $1.3 billion to $2 billion next year. In the request for economic-type aid, totaling $2.2 billion, the Administration...

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