False Premises

Doubts about Salvador aid

When the Reagan Administration presents its annual aid requests for El / Salvador, it consistently claims that for every dollar allocated for military assistance, three dollars have been allotted for the Central American country's economic and social development. Not so, declares a report issued last week under the auspices of the Arms Control and Foreign Policy Caucus, a bipartisan congressional group. The study says the lion's share of money over the past five years has gone to the military. It warns: "If U.S. aid is composed in the future as it is at present, the next five years will be as...

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