The Administration: A Man for All Problems

While Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara was in Texas last week conferring with Lyndon Johnson on Viet Nam, Hubert Humphrey was laying a Veterans' Day wreath at Arlington Na tional Cemetery. While McNamara bat tled the aluminum industry in private, pleaded the Administration's case in public and announced the Government's "victory" (see U.S. BUSINESS), the Commerce and Treasury Secretaries — the officials most directly concerned — were little seen or heard.

No Czars. Though McNamara shows no distaste for such added responsibilities, they are plainly not of his choosing.

In his own absence from Washington, Johnson has increasingly relied on the Defense...

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