The MacArthur Hearing: The Limited War

Just what did George Catlett Marshall consider the Korean business anyway, asked Washington's Harry Cain, "a police action ... a large or a small war?"

"I would characterize it as a limited war which I hope will remain limited," replied Marshall.

"An Intermingling." Do the limitations imposed—which Douglas MacArthur objected to—originate with, and have the unwavering endorsement of, the Joint Chiefs of Staff? Chairman Russell asked.

MARSHALL: "Those restrictions directly related to views of the Chiefs of Staff as expressed and discussed in the National Security Council, with the presence of the President, the Vice President, myself, the Secretary of State . . ....

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