U.S. At War: The Four of Us

The procession rolled into the White House driveway: khaki-colored Army sedans, black limousines from the State Department and from the British and Russian embassies, even several taxicabs. Out stepped the men from Dumbarton Oaks. The diplomats were dressed in seersuckers and tropical woolens; their military advisers wore plain uniforms, barren of braid. The White House had intimated that this was to be a casual affair: no sugar-scoop coats and striped pants. The British and Russian diplomats, ushered before the President, found him in a mood to discuss world peace in an equally casual...

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