Foreign News: Starve Thy Enemy

Cable address of Britain's Ministry of Economic Warfare is WHISKERS, LONDON. Britons call the Ministry "MEW." This light-hearted self-mockery is unwarranted. For the Ministry, housed in the gloomy, awesome London School of Economics, is one of the soberest, most intricate, least whiskery bureaus in the Government. It may be the decisive factor if Britain is to win the war.

MEW'S work is negative. Instead of building up Britain's economic strength, its entire effort is to break Germany's by cutting off German trade. Two principal means to this end are: 1) naval blockade; 2)...

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