The MacArthur Hearing: MACARTHUR v. MARSHALL

With both sides heard from, the big issues between Douglas MacArthur and the Administration stood out in bold relief.

Can the U.S. win in Korea under its present, self-imposed limitations?

MACARTHUR: No. There can be only stalemate and continued casualties.

MARSHALL : There is hope.

Can MacArthur's program for bombing and blockading China win?

MACARTHUR: Yes. It is the only path to a victory.

MARSHALL: Not necessarily. Striking from only the air and sea would extend the war, and might not be enough to win an extended war.

Would MacArthur's program bring Russia in?

MACARTHUR : Not necessarily. The Russians are deployed only defensively in...

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