A Question of Tactics

The Administration gives a little to get El Salvador some more

The patience of Congress with the Administration's seemingly stringless military aid to the government of El Salvador clearly is running out. In a confused legislative situation, three separate committees last week moved to amend President Reagan's decision to transfer to El Salvador $60 million in military funds previously appropriated for Morocco. Said one Administration official wryly: "We have never had a four-handed policymaking game before."

They do now. Split down the middle, the Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee decided to...

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