FOREIGN RELATIONS: Calculated Risk

One smoldering ember of the new U.S. foreign policy was fanned into brisk flame last week. New York's roaring Representative John Taber discovered—after others had pointed it out to him—that the U.S. had shipped $113 million worth of exports to unfriendly Russia in the first nine months of 1947. Cried he: "A constant and deliberate violation of the law. . . . We are providing with our own funds the things with which Russia can destroy us."

To bolster his charge, Congressman Taber produced an impressive list of valuable exports: machine tools, railway stock, electric generators, mining and industrial machinery....

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