Nation: Bridge Buster

A keystone of President Johnson's foreign policy is "building bridges" to Communist Eastern Europe, especially to Yugoslavia, whose independence from Moscow the U.S. has long encouraged. Yugoslavia is the third largest recipient of American surplus food (after India and Pakistan), has taken almost $1 billion worth. Lately it has been seeking to buy an additional $29 million worth of wheat and vegetable oil under the easy payment terms of the Food-for-Peace program. However, as a result of two restrictive amendments passed by the last session of Congress, the flow of food to Tito's...

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