TITLE

Harry Truman's decision to fire Douglas MacArthur came after months of insubordination

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Rick L.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Military History;Apr2004, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the insubordination of U.S. Army General Douglas McArthur to U.S. President Harry Truman after World War II. Refusal of McArthur to follow a presidential suggestion at the close of the war; Participation of the U.S. in the Korean War; Negotiation between McArthur and Chinese premier-in-exile Chiang Kai-shek in Formosa in July 1950; Action taken by Truman on McArthur's disregard of presidential authority.
ACCESSION #
12195645

 

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