U.S. At War: Trouble at Home

Back in Washington after 32 days away from his White House desk, President Truman found the capital hot, humid and in the doldrums, and the country's domestic problems piled up in stubborn, mountainous stacks. The first 100 days had come & gone. Now President Truman faced problems which could not be solved by a mere reference to his predecessor's policy. New decisions had to be made —and had to be made by Harry Truman alone.

First & foremost was an all-out row over the size of the Army. Civilian officials were clamoring for release of soldiers to mine coal (see Wartime Living)...

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