National Affairs: A Slight Correction

On his first day on the stand, Army Chief of Staff J. Lawton Collins hurled in a grenade. Grey, prow-jawed "Lightning Joe" was asked whether MacArthur had ever disobeyed a directive. Bradley and Marshall had said no. Said General Collins: "There was one specific incident that did occur . . . one of the instructions that the Joint Chiefs had issued to General MacArthur was that he would not use anything but Korean troops on the [Yalu] frontier, and he did not comply with that. He sent American forces directly to the frontier without advising us ahead of time on it,...

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