National Affairs: The Second Day

As the hearings went into their second day, Joe McCarthy seemed more assured, less willing to heed the gadfly advice of Aide Roy Cohn, who soon lapsed into a brooding silence. By prearrangement, the Army side and the McCarthy group changed places at the big table, so that neither could have an advantage in television camera angles. Army Secretary Stevens, back as a witness, also seemed more at ease—despite the fact that he had finished his prepared statement and was on his own. Committee Counsel Ray Jenkins speeded the pace of his questions, often cutting off answers.

Stevens told how one...

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