National Affairs: I Summon All Citizens

"I am talking to you tonight about what our country is up against and what we are going to do about it."

With those words, President Truman moved the nation last week into a quickened mobilization to prepare the country either for World War III or a highly armed, wary era of uneasy peace that might last for years. On that night of Dec. 15, the President of the U.S. formally and finally recognized Communist Russia as a "great danger" to the peace of the world and the security of the U.S. In the 24 hours that followed, the President:

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