chapter  5
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US AID TO ASIA

Wolf (1960:249) suggests that “The objectives of foreign aid are part of, but not identical with the objectives of foreign policy. ‘He noted over 25 years ago what is still valid today, that some foreign policy objectives, such as reunification of Germany or Korea, have little or nothing to do with foreign aid. But the implication is that short of such larger goals, foreign aid and foreign policy objectives are or should be consistent. Throughout the long history of US foreign aid to Asia, the presumption has been that foreign aid was foreign policy. The mostly military objectives in this region since World War II have been linked to the foreign aid program.