GREECE: Not Completely Satisfactory

One day last week, the Sacred Cow (once President Truman's personal plane) landed in Athens. Out stepped Secretary of State George Marshall, who had left his wearisome business in Paris to have a look into the even more wearisome business of Greece. Assembled to greet him, plainly a little embarrassed, were U.S. Ambassador Henry F. Grady, U.S. General James A. Van Fleet and Greek Premier Themistocles Sophoulis (who wore dark glasses despite the day's grey overcast). The Premier remarked that Greece's fate rested in George Marshall's strong hands. He might have added...

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