U.S. At War: Ambassador to Germany?

The stormy petrel of the U.S. foreign service got a new job last week. To fill a part of the expanding diplomatic gap left by the Phillips resignation (see The Presidency), the State Department hurriedly appointed Career Diplomat Robert Daniel Murphy, 49, as political adviser to General Eisenhower. Bob Murphy, who had the game kind of job when General Eisenhower invaded North Africa, will have the rank of ambassador. He will deal primarily with problems of German occupation.

Along with Murphy went Career Diplomat Samuel Reber, his onetime assistant in Algiers. Sam Reber, 41, is an expert on French...