National Affairs: From a Military Stand point11

Though the issues raised by General MacArthur were worldwide, the first burst of debate by Congressmen and the military centered on a single technical point: Did the Joint Chiefs of Staff agree with his proposals, as he had charged—to the loudest applause of his address?

Strictly speaking, MacArthur was dead right. In fact, the four steps he urged had been lifted from a J.C.S. proposal which had been sent him in Tokyo for comment. But whereas the J.C.S. had used the term "air reconnaissance," MacArthur went on to urge the right to "destroy the enemy built-up bases north of the Yalu" and...

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