National Affairs: Well, We Tried...

The House Foreign Affairs Committee last week took a look at a $307 million appropriation for Formosa in the pending foreign aid bill. The Administration has not told Congress how it plans to use the money. Said Minnesota's Walter Judd, longtime supporter of Nationalist China: "The money will be wasted unless the Administration determines to succeed rather than to prepare excuses for failure. Truman will say, 'Well, we tried our level best, but it did no good.' Six words saved Greece. In the directive to Van Fleet were the words, 'advise and train at all levels.' I asked General Marshall if...

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