National Affairs: Supercabinet

Franklin Roosevelt last week followed Winston Churchill's example and set up an inner War Cabinet. At its head he put the man who is his titular assistant, but whose only job traditionally is to preside over the Senate and wait around in case the President dies: Vice President Henry Agard Vallace.

Though it has an innocuous title, the Economic Defense Board is in reality a potent supercabinet. Composed exclusively of the eight Cabinet officers who are directly concerned with foreign affairs, Henry Wallace's Board will help the President conduct the only kind of...

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