The MacArthur Hearing: Bill of Particulars

The reasons for the unceremonious dismissal of MacArthur were closely searched, especially by Republican members of the committee.

"You say he can't support policies. I want to know what policies he can't support wholeheartedly and didn't support," snapped Wisconsin's Alexander Wiley. "You say it is cumulative. You should give a bill of particulars."

MARSHALL: "The policies were determined by the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council . . ."

WILEY: "All right. Those are generalities or conclusions."

MARSHALL: "The resolutions were not generalities."

WILEY: "Be specific."

Marshall cited the case of the doctrine of "hot pursuit." It arose when the Chinese attacked across the Yalu. Said...