George Marshall was the American secretary of state who unveiled a recovery program for Europe. The program was known as the Marshall plan. It aimed at providing grants and loans to the countries in Western Europe. Moreover, it provided food to mitigate famine, and fuel to facilitate housing and industrial production. The program also helped the soviet satellite nations of Eastern Europe. Consequently, it stimulated the prosperity that improved the US economy by increasing trade. Overall, the plan assisted countries that desperately needed help, and therefore illustrating how the US served both economic and foreign policy.