U.S. At War: Forward Step

In high good humor, old Cordell Hull called in a bipartisan group of Congressmen to announce the news: Dumbarton Oaks was winding up its work. The U.S., Britain and Russia had seen eye-to-eye on the Great Blueprint for world organization. Minor details could wait. The important fact, said the Secretary of State, was that the Big Three, in peace as in war, have a common aim. The 39 delegates had nothing much left to do but wait for final nods from their respective Governments. Then the Chinese, who have been watching intently from just outside the Dumbarton Oaks' high brick wall,...