U.S. At War: Standley for Litvinoff

President Roosevelt this week picked another Navy man to represent the U.S. on a delicate foreign mission. As Ambassador to Moscow he chose a wise, elderly Rear Admiral, William Harrison Standley. Like Ambassador Admiral William D. Leahy in Vichy, Admiral Standley is a onetime Chief of Naval Operations.

It was high time the President found his man. Laurence A. Steinhardt returned from Moscow to the U.S. in November, was appointed to the vitally important post of Ankara, Turkey. In Washington is the U.S.S.R.'s highest-powered diplomat, Maxim Litvinoff, onetime Foreign Commissar, onetime Delegate to the League of Nations. Joseph Stalin was waiting for...

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