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The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policyLessons learned, lessons lost$
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Thomas R. Seitz

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719087509

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719087509.001.0001

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The Aid War and Reassessment

The Aid War and Reassessment

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(p.62) 4 The Aid War and Reassessment
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The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policy
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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087509.003.0004

The chapter explores how political culture thwarted Eisenhower's desire to incorporate more development aid into security assistance, even in the face of a perceived economic offensive by Khrushchev's Soviet Union targeting decolonizing countries. The chapter examines the decision making process through which the administration managed to persuade Congress as to the need for development assistance to decolonizing areas. Also examined are inputs to this process from C. Douglas Dillon, William Draper, and modernization theorists in academia.

Keywords:   Eisenhower, Khrushchev, Dillon, Draper Report, modernization theory

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