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War Office Reform. Lord Roberts, under the new order in Council, is restored, as Commander-in-Chief, to a position of authority which virtually concentrates in one personality powers that are not exercised by one man alone in any Continental Army. The Secretary of State for War is still to remain respon- sible to Parliament, but the head of the War Office is really to be head of the Military Department, who will have to exercise general command over the farces at home and abroad and have the CONTROL OF ALL THE BRANCHES of the service. Mr. Balfour's Order in Council of six years "ago made the Com- mander-in-Chief only nominally more than equal in rank and power with his own Adjutant-General, but the new order will change all that and put the head of the army in his proper and paramount place. The duties of the Commander-in-Chief are thus described: The Commander-in-Chief shall exercise general command over his Majesty's military forces at home and abroad, shall issue Army Orders,' and hold periodical inspections of the troops. He shall be the PRINCIPAL ADVISER of the Secretary of State on all military questions, and shall be charged with the control of the departments of the Adjutant- General, Director-General of Mobilisation and Military Secretary, and the general supervision of the other military depart- ments of the War Office. He shall be charged with the general distribution of the Army at home and abroad, and with the selection and proposal to the Secretary of State for War of fit and proper persons to be recommended for commissions in the Regular forces, and of fit and proper officers, whether of the Regular or Auxiliary forces, for promotion, for staff and other military appointments, and for military honours and rewards."

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