FOREIGN RELATIONS: Richest in the Graveyard?

It was a strategic moment for Dwight Eisenhower to send his $3.9 billion foreign-aid program to Congress.

Contrary to the hopes of some U.S. economic warriors, the President emphasized the need for military assistance funds for U.S. allies, put economic development in second place. "We cannot safely confine Government programs to our own domestic progress and our own military power," he warned in a fervent special message. "Without the strength of our allies, our nation would be turned into an armed camp and our people subjected to a heavy draft and an annual cost of many billions of dollars above our...

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