COMMAND: On the Griddle

The crushing Chinese counteroffensive in Korea had put General MacArthur on the griddle at home and in Europe. In Washington, carefully anonymous military officials who love to chuck harpoons at MacArthur leaked reports that he had defied Administration suggestions that he halt his troops well short of the Korean-Manchurian border. Nervous European politicians charged bitterly that MacArthur wanted to plunge the U.S. and her allies into a major Asiatic war which would leave Europe undefended. MacArthur promptly struck back at his critics through the press. In a statement solicited by the New...

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