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...