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

Johnson, Rick L.
April 2004
Military History;Apr2004, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p74
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.


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