What does " a select group of correspondents " mean?
Americans sensed a great historical juncture with vast forces gearing for “hideous” struggle and events unrolling too “horrible” to watch. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson warned a select group of correspondents that the United States was “in great world-wide peril.”
- A Yahoo UserLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
= "a group of correspondents that was (carefully) selected"
I.e. the very specific correspondents that Stimson wanted to have that story.
- RPLv 74 weeks ago
In this context, it means a chosen group of reporters (journalists).
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
A group of trusted journalists selected by Stimson for their integrity and discretion.