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U.S. State Department is preparing for the biggest project in Iraq since the Marshall Plan

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The Ministry of Foreign control of U.S. operations in Iraq from the U.S. Army at the end of this year in the biggest overseas since the effort that has been done to the building of Europe after World War II, known as the Marshall.

The Washington Post reported in its report that there are 16 thousand civilians who will work under the umbrella of the American ambassador in Iraq, which raises the degree of concerns when legislators.

At present there are 43 thousand U.S. troops who will leave in accordance with the security agreement at the end of this year.

The U.S. State Department that they plan to use professional contractors to prevent fraud and wasteful spending and focus on the protection of employees of the embassy there, and U.S. military officials said Iraqi security forces are good enough to contain the violence after the reduction process.

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The Marshall Plan: Restitution and Recovery

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Marshall delivered his famous European Recovery Act address at Harvard University's commencement on June 5, 1947. In the following months, Marshall and others drafted a plan that embodied his conviction that economic recovery and stability were vital to the rebuilding of a democratic Europe. A key element in his proposal was that the initiative for reconstruction had to come from the participating countries. America's security and economic prosperity were directly linked to Europe's well-being.

Marshall's European Recovery Plan, otherwise known as The Marshall Plan of 1948, established the Economic Cooperation Administration, which provided 13.3 billion dollars to participating Western European countries. Western Europe began to recover from war, and although Marshall made efforts to include the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the recovery, his design was rejected by Moscow.

The Marshall Plan achieved its objectives of increasing productivity, stimulating economic growth, and promoting trade. Living standards quickly improved, and the strengthened economic, social, and political structures in participating countries lifted Europe back up to a stable, productive region. It strengthened political stability and contributed to the containment of the spread of communism.

Aid provided by the Marshall plan officially ended on December 31, 1951. The Plan and its self-help principles laid the foundation for foreign aid as a key in U.S. foreign policy. It took a vital role in the relationship between the United States and Europe; the spirit of cooperation and support eventually enabled a strong and enduring NATO alliance. It is considered one of the most successful foreign policy initiatives in U.S. history. link


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