What was the Point Four Plan (US)?

Introduction The Point Four Program was a technical assistance programme for “developing countries” announced by United States President Harry S. Truman in his inaugural address on 20 January 1949. It took its name from the fact that it was the fourth foreign policy objective mentioned in the speech. Refer to Marshall Plan. Background By 1947… Read More


What is the US Foreign Operations Administration?

Introduction The Foreign Operations Administration was created in 1953 under the directorship of Harold Stassen. Its purpose “was intended to centralize all governmental operations, as distinguished from policy formulation, that had as their purpose the cooperative development of economic and military strength among the nations of the free world”. It was abolished by Executive Order… Read More

What was the Mutual Security Agency (US)?

Introduction The Mutual Security Agency (1951-1953) was a US agency to strengthen European allies of World War II through military assistance and economic recovery. Brief History The Mutual Security Agency was established by the passing of the Mutual Security Act by the United States Congress on 10 October 1951. The purpose of the agency was,… Read More