The Presidents Committee to Study the United States Military Assistance Program ("Draper Committee") was a bipartisan committee, created in November 1958 by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower to undertake a completely independent, objective, and non-partisan analysis of the military assistance aspects of the 1949 Mutual Defense Assistance Act.
The Committee was composed of:
- William Henry Draper Jr. (chairman), board chairman of the Mexican Light & Power Co. and retired World War II major general,
- Dillon Anderson, Houston Lawyer, onetime presidential National Security Advisor;
- Joseph M. Dodge, 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, New York Banker, onetime High Commissioner in Germany;
- George C. McGhee, Dallas Businessman, onetime Assistant Secretary of State;
- General Joseph T. McNarney (ret.), onetime Commander of U.S. forces in Europe;
- Admiral Arthur W. Radford (ret.), onetime Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman;
- Oklahoma Oilman James E. Webb, onetime Under Secretary of State, onetime Budget Director.
- Records of the Draper Committee (U.S. President's Committee to Study the U.S. Military Assistance Program), Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library
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