U.S. At War: Clue to the Future

President Roosevelt appointed an ace trouble shooter as Ambassador to Turkey: Laurence A. Steinhardt, now resting in the U.S. from his two-year labor as Ambassador to Russia.

Turkey is an obvious hot spot for 1942. Adolf Hitler needs Turkey if he is to close out U.S. and British aid to Russia when he strikes again for the Caucasian oilfields. The United Nations need Turkey as a buffer for both the Caucasus and the Suez Canal—and some day, as an invasion point into Europe.

Steinhardt, who succeeds John Van A. MacMurray at Ankara, will work with Envoy-at-Large William Christian Bullitt, now in the Near...

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