Advisory Committee of Postwar Foreign Policy

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The Advisory Committee of Postwar Foreign Policy was a secretive committee created on February 12, 1942, to prepare recommendations for President Franklin D. Roosevelt on post World War II foreign policy. The committee appointed various subcommittees.

Chairman of the committee was Secretary of State Cordell Hull; vice chairman, Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles, Dr. Leo Pasvolsky (director of the Division of Special Research) was appointed Executive Officer. The committee included Dean Acheson, Ester C. Brunauer, Lauchlin Currie, Laurence Duggan, Alger Hiss, Harry Hopkins, Philip Jessup, Archibald MacLeish, George C. Marshall, Henry Wadleigh, Henry Agard Wallace, and Harry Dexter White. Several experts were brought in from outside the State Department, such as Hamilton Fish Armstrong, Isaiah Bowman, Benjamin V. Cohen, Norman H. Davis, and James T. Shotwell. [1]


References

  1. Studpidity, Treason or Irrationality?, Alfred Kohlberg, (LA:First Congregational Church 1952), p. 18.
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