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.”

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    = "a group of correspondents that was (carefully) selected"

    I.e. the very specific correspondents that Stimson wanted to have that story.

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  • RP
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    4 weeks ago

    In this context, it means a chosen group of reporters (journalists).

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    A group of trusted journalists selected by Stimson for their integrity and discretion.

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