Military Statesman

The immediate future of the No. 1 U.S. soldier was settled at Teheran. General George Catlett Marshall will remain in Washington as Chief of Staff.

Joseph Stalin had forced Franklin Roosevelt to make up his mind. Getting down to second front cases, he wanted to know who would lead the promised Anglo-American invasion of the continent. The Roosevelt-Churchill answer was General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Earlier reports that General Marshall would be assigned that supreme field command were not baseless (TIME, Sept. 27 et seq.). The U.S. Chief of Staff has long been the leading advocate of a cross-Channel invasion; he has...

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