TITLE

President Harry Truman's decision to fire Douglas MacArthur was a courageous act of political suicide

AUTHOR(S)
Guttman, Jon
PUB. DATE
April 2001
SOURCE
Military History;Apr2001, Vol. 18 Issue 1, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the political implications of the action taken by former United States President Harry S. Truman to relieve General Douglas MacArthur of his duties in 1950. Mistakes committed by MacArthur in his career; Reason for MacArthur's removal; Opinion of former President Dwight Eisenhower about MacArthur.
ACCESSION #
4113711

 

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