Knowing that they had no chance of winning, Johnson makes the tough decision to hold off from attacking Germany. He quickly becomes unpopular with the American people, and in a narrow race, loses to Barry Goldwater in the next election. Barry's more aggressive military policy results in a massive revenge attack, using Italy as a springboard. Slowly, parts of Vichy France and southern Germany are liberated, but the German army proves too large to handle.
A draft is instated, as a state of total war begins. However, something catches Goldwater off guard. What is it?