Nation: The Foreign Aid & Immigration Bills

THE price tag on foreign aid requested for fiscal 1966 is an all-time low of $3.38 billion, down from $3.51 billion requested last year—but more than the $3.25 billion that Congress granted. Nevertheless, the new program, said President Johnson, is "the lowest aid budget consistent with the national interest."*

Most of the money, $1.17 billion, goes for military assistance. Three-fourths of that amount is earmarked for the eleven countries that border the Communist bloc in "the great arc from Greece to Korea": Greece, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India, Thailand, Laos, South Viet Nam, Formosa, the...