ARMED FORCES: General on the Carpet

One of the items on the agenda of the Joint Chiefs of Staff this week is a special preview of a new movie. Mac Arthur, starring Gregory Peck. The screening, however, may not be that relaxing. Eerily, history is repeating itself. Douglas MacArthur was abruptly recalled and sacked in 1951 for defying President Harry Truman by calling for an expansion of the Korean War to mainland China. Now another, lesser general is on the carpet for speaking out against another President's Korean policies.

In an interview with the Washington Post last week, Major General John K. Singlaub, 55, flatly declared...

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