The War: Cards on the Table

(See Cover) This was no MacArthur, moving Congress to tears at the end of a distinguished career with his threnody, "Old soldiers never die . . ." Nor was this an Eisenhower, home from his triumphant crusade in Europe to accept the lustrous tributes of the nation's lawmakers. This was a commander whose battle is far from finished, on leave from his post to report on a divisive, hotly debated and unpopular war. He will never be treated as a demigod, as was the charismatic MacArthur, and he is not yet a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!