National Affairs: Bradley's Case

Poised and coldly emphatic, General Omar N. Bradley answered Douglas MacArthur and his arguments for extending the war in Korea by bombing sanctuary bases in Manchuria and blockading China's coast. "Frankly, in the opinion of the Joint Chiefs of Staff," Bradley told the Senate committee, "this strategy would involve us in the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time and with the wrong enemy."

He read from a prepared statement. A plain, almost schoolmasterish figure in spite of his crisp summer tans and combat ribbons, Omar Bradley, topflight battlefield general (in Europe he commanded more combat troops than any...

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