MACARTHUR HEARING: Political Squall

After long days of earnest decorum the harsh, bitter squalls of politics rolled into the quiet chamber where 26 U.S. Senators were considering high policy and General MacArthur. The witness was General of the Army Omar Bradley, five-star chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Wisconsin's Alexander Wiley, senior Republican of the Foreign Relations Committee, was pressing him to remember who had called first to tell him that President Truman "was concerned about some of the public statements made by General MacArthur." Said Wiley, sarcastically: "This was an unusual occurrence in...

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