U.S. At War: The Score

Generals and Admirals warned the U.S. that the war was still on stage, center—but the citizens knew that the scene-shifters were at work backstage, getting ready for the next act—reconversion to peace. For one thing, they could hear the hammering and the arguments (see BUSINESS). This fact dominated not only the U.S. midsummer mood (TIME, July 17), but showed last week in all of Washington's plans for the future.

The pattern for the next few months was becoming clear. As of this week, these were the best guesses, from the men in Washington who should know, of what lies immediately ahead for...

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