Nation: Report on Aid

In 17 years, since the end of World War II, the U.S. has contributed close to $100 billion in economic and military aid to more than 100 foreign countries and foreign groups. There has, of course, been a lot of U.S. grumbling about the size and shape of the foreign aid program—to the point that President Kennedy last December asked retired General Lucius D. Clay to head up a ten-man committee to re-examine foreign aid policies. Last week the Clay group, both in a 22-page report to Kennedy and in a longer, more detailed series of recommendations to Foreign Aid Director...

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