15. Letter From the Representative at the United Nations (Lodge) to the President1
- Economic Aid to Foreign Countries
Dear Mr. President: Stalin’s death eliminated the violent sounds which helped to keep our allies together.
In its place has now come the most effective campaign to date to break up NATO and to penetrate Africa and the Near East.
I have just seen this in Libya (Soviet offers of road building material, hospitals, doctors, etc.) and Sudan (Czech tractors for cotton). Jack McCloy has just told me of great Soviet activities in Saudi Arabia. Communists (with help from the Arabs) have created anti-American feeling in France.
Enclosed is a memorandum which sets down some ideas on how the United States should react to these Soviet tactics in the field of technical and economic assistance.
With warm and respectful regard.