THE PRESIDENCY: The President's Week, Aug. 21, 1950

All was now well between Douglas MacArthur, Averell Harriman and Harry Truman, and had been all along. So said they all last week. Anybody who said differently, declared General MacArthur, was guilty of "sly insinuations, brash speculations and bold misstatements." MacArthur had not overstepped his military bounds by his trip to Formosa; he was "a soldier," said Harriman, "and he will carry out any orders that the President gives him." The President, for his part, said he was satisfied with MacArthur in his job.

What, then, was all the fuss about? The...

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