American Aid to Greece

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United States Policy of Aid to Greece

Aid Under Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan

The “bold new program” outlined by President Truman in his Inaugural Address is the projection of an American policy which has been under test in Greece for almost two years. The “benefits of our store of technical knowledge” have been extended to Greece on an unparalleled scale, as an accompaniment of military and economic aid to “strengthen freedom-loving nations against the dangers of aggression” and contribute to “world economic recovery.”1 The results to date are now under scrutiny by congressional committees, in connection with administration requests for additional funds to finance this and other foreign aid programs.

In Greece postwar American foreign policy has received an unusually severe trial because of the guerrilla ...

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