Important Role of former Nazis in Eastern Germany." 

November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

Suez, Independence, and the Communist Threat : U.S. Operations Missions to Egypt, 1950-1959

Summary

This collection provides an opportunity for a closer examination of U.S. Operations Mission (USOM) activities and highlights the severe obstacles faced by the mission and the success that was achieved. 

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Date Range: 1950-1959
Content: 75,000 pages
Source Library: US National Archives

Description

This collection provides an opportunity for a closer examination of U.S. Operations Mission (USOM) activities and highlights the severe obstacles faced by the mission and the success that was achieved. 

The International Cooperation Administration program in Egypt typified the Point Four ideal. Under this ideal, the U.S. helped post-colonial nations acquire technical “know-how” needed for promoting economic growth. The ICA and USOM’s technical cooperation program in Egypt provided aid of three types. First, U.S. technicians were detailed to advise the various branches of the Egyptian government. Second, limited amounts of supplies were provided for use by U.S. advisors to demonstrate the effectiveness of new techniques. Third, Egyptian officials, technicians, and students were sent to the U.S. or third countries for training and education. These records provide unique documentation on American efforts to support nation-building in the Cold War era.

 

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