U.S. At War: The President's Week, Jun. 18, 1945

When reporters crowded in for his press conference last week, President Truman looked somewhat tired. But he was not too tired to live up to a promise made shortly after he took office: that he would hold a news conference only when he had news to impart. In 14 fast & furious minutes, the President:

¶ Announced that the long-heralded Big Three meeting would definitely take place within 40 days. Place: unannounced. Most dramatic possibility: Berlin.

¶ Made three top appointments: General Omar N. Bradley to head the Veterans Administration (see above); 38-year-old...

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