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Firing the General

United States History Military History American History U.S. History U.S. Government

No episode in the Truman years caused a greater uproar than his firing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War. MacArthur wanted to expand the war; Truman sought a limited conflict. The always candid former president explains what happened. 

Tags:  Truman. - Macarthur - Korean War - politics and the military - generals

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