POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: Under MacArthur Management


Douglas MacArthur's first detailed account of his stewardship in Japan and Korea ran to some 100,000 words and had the usual MacArthur attributes. It read well; detailed facts punctuated its sweeping perspective. And it boiled down to one basic fact: General MacArthur had done a bang-up job of occupying Japan.

He had also looked the future in the eye. Last month's meeting of the Foreign Secretaries had put an eleven-nation Far Eastern Commission (FEC) and a four-power Allied Council for Japan over the General, at the same time leaving him in operational control. MacArthur, who had worked largely on...

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