Extension of Foreign Aid

Archive Report

Foreign and Prcblems for New Congress

Foreign aid proposals to be submitted to the new Congress by President Eisenhower will be subjected to intensive scrutiny by the law-makers in the light of changed conditions in the Middle East, Western Europe, and Communist countries on Russia's western border. As the Executive Branch revises its estimates of funds needed to carry the mutual security program through the next fiscal year, three separate committees are checking the record of American military and economic assistance in critical areas and are reviewing the assumptions that underlie long-range objectives of the country's foreign policy. Doubt as to the continuing validity of many of these was freely expressed at the 1956 session of Congress.

Authoritative estimates last September, when preparation of the budget ...

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