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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1947. The British Commonwealth; Europe
(1947)

Europe,   pp. 196-654 PDF (168.7 MB)


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THE MARSHALL PLAN
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committees for use of the Special Ad Hoc Committee.2 The SWNCC
is asked to note these briefs which are included in this paper, since it
is considered they will be of help in guiding planning agencies in the
three departments.
   4. The Special Ad Hoc Committee does not believe that it has been
 able to adequately fulfill the requirements of SWN-5231 of March 20,
 1947 as it relates to China. It has been unable to reach an agreement on
 a program for this country.
   The Ad Hoc Committee recommends that SWNNCC direct the Far
 Eastern Subcommittee to submit a more conclusive report on China as
 a matter of priority when the JCS study now being formulated is
 made available to the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee for
 its consideration.
   5. Attention is invited to the necessity for extraordinary security
 measures in view of the nature of the material contained in this report.
                              Enclosure
 POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND COSTS OF ASSISTANCE BY TIlE UNITED STATES
                     TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES 3
                           THE PROBLEM
   1. To prepare a broad determination of the measures which might
be undertaken, in implementation of U.S. foreign policy, for the ex-
tension of aid, including money, food, military equipment and other
forms of assistance, to foreign nations by the U.S., and to make recom-
mendations as to the allocation and employment of the means likely to
be available.
                 FACTS BEARING ON THE PROBLEM
  2. See Appendix "A".
                            DISCUSSION
  3. See Appendix "B".
                           CONCLUSIONS
  4. It is concluded that:
  a. A planned program of assistance to foreign countries should en-
able the U.S. to take positive, forehanded, and preventative action in
  'The minutes of the Committee, on the Extension of U.S. Aid to Foreign
Gov-
ernments describe the liaison effected by the Department of State and by
working
groups of other Departments and of SWNCC1 in the preparation of the report.
Department of State action was completed on April 15, when the committee
reached final agreement as to a priority listing of countries to be considered
for
U.S. assistance. This list was substantially the same as that incorporated
into
.the "Main Report", infra, except that in the latter Korea was
included among
the highest priority group.
' This enclosure has been described as the "Main Report".


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