Congressional Edition Volume 7609

Congressional Edition Volume 7609

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...It may be well to look on the affirmative side of those General Staff duties lying adjacent to bureau administration. The General Staff relation of rendering professional aid to the Secretary of War and superior military commanders, and of acting as their agents in supervising, coordinating, and informing the action of the different officers subject to the supervision of the General Staff, becomes limited, if not by the original act certainly by the express requirement of the recent statute, to matters of a nonadministrative character, not pertaining to a particular bureau, and involving only general policies. Such a relation or capacity does not confer the right to command or to adminiser an established bureau or office, or to control its details or its methods of administration. The power may be only generally exercised. It is pertinent at this point to note the opinion of the Committee of the War College Division, as expressed in an accompanying memorandum, as follows: It is the opinion of the committee that the organic art giving to the General Staff "supervising, coordinating, and informing powers," vests in the Chief of Staff the responsibility, power, and authority to prescribe and dictate the policy that will govern all bureaus of the War Department in their methods of administration. The General Staff passes upon such questions of policy as are referred to it by proper authority for investigation, report, and recommendation. The recommendation, when approved by the Chief of Stuff and the Secretary of War, becomes settled policy which then governs all bureaus concerned. This War College opinion will not stand analysis when tested by the law. By statute General Staff officers, including the chief, are made special staff agents more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 848g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123665191X
  • 9781236651914