THE PRESIDENCY: Mr. Roosevelt's War

Early this week Franklin Roosevelt moved the U.S. squarely into the Battle of the Atlantic. In Reykjavik, U.S. naval forces had landed, and Iceland was in hand (see p. 17). From where they were New York was 3,900 miles away, but Norway's Nazi-occupied Bergen was only 1,800 miles, Scotland's port of Glasgow only 1,600 miles, and Berlin a mere 2,800 miles as the bomber flies. The Western Hemisphere had stretched once more. The President had taken another great step.

The news of that step came to the public when the President sent a...

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