INVESTIGATIONS: The Terror of Tellico Plains

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For the twelfth day, Secretary of the Army Robert Ten Broeck Stevens sat, grey-faced, before the stare of the television cameras. Across a crouched pack of news photographers, he faced the glower of Senator Joe McCarthy. The Secretary's right eye blinked irregularly and his right cheek twitched as he tried to follow the curves and hooks in McCarthy's questions. Using all of his formidable tricks of crossexamination, the Senator was trying to confuse the Secretary into a key admission: he wanted Stevens to say that McCarthy & Co. had never "threatened"...

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