U.S. At War: Third Report

The U.S. people wanted to hear the worst —and they wanted to hear it from their President.

Instead, in his third major report to the nation on the state of the war, the President this week contrived a compromise. He told the U.S., in broadest outline, the sorry truth of the present, but he pointed to a happier truth in the future.

He had told his hearers to get out their maps, and his references to the global war reached to the four quarters of the earth. But with his genius for simplifying a big subject, he made the war seem simple....

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