FOREIGN RELATIONS: Blunt & Unvarnished

Capitol Hill was buzzing last week with reports of a two-hour conference between Secretary of State George Marshall and two of the 80th Congress' toughest characters. They were New Hampshire's Senator Styles Bridges and New York's Congressman John Taber, chairmen, respectively, of the Senate and the House Appropriations Committees. Their chat touched on such combustible topics as the administering of Greek aid, State Department housecleaning, Assistant Secretary of State Spruille Braden, OIC's Voice of America broadcasts. The language was blunt and unvarnished.

As for OIC—"I'm going to houseclean that department," Marshall said,...

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