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The Presidents Committee to Study the United States Military Assistance Program
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to undertake a completely independent, objective, and non-partisan analysis of the military assistance aspects of the U.S. Mutual Security Program (MSP).
The Committee was composed of:
- William Henry Draper Jr.
William Henry Draper Jr. was a U.S. army officer, banker, and diplomat.- Biography :Draper was born in Harlem, New York City, and received a B.A. and M.A. in economics at New York University. He joined the United States Army soon after finishing college and served during World War I as a major in...
, board chairman of the Mexican Light & Power Co. and retired World War II major general,
- Dillon Anderson
Dillon Anderson was a U.S. administrator. He served as the National Security Advisor from 2 April 1955 to 1 September 1956. He also was a member of the Draper Committee.-Biography:...
, Houston Lawyer, onetime presidential assistant for national-security affairs;
- Joseph M. Dodge
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, Detroit Banker, onetime Budget Director;
- Alfred Maximilian Gruenther, American Red Cross President, onetime Supreme Allied Commander in Europe;
- Marx Leva, Washington Lawyer, onetime Assistant Secretary of Defense;
- John J. McCloy
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, New York Banker, onetime High Commissioner in Germany;
- George C. McGhee
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, Dallas Businessman, onetime Assistant Secretary of State;
- General Joseph T. McNarney
Joseph Taggart McNarney was a United States Army Air Forces general officer who served as Military Governor of occupied Germany.-Early years:...
(ret.), onetime Commander of U.S. forces in Europe;
- Admiral Arthur W. Radford
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(ret.), onetime Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman;
- Oklahoma Oilman James E. Webb
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, onetime Under Secretary of State, onetime Budget Director.