"Old Soldiers Never Die, They Just Fade Away"
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This paper examines President Truman's decision to fire General MacArthur during the Korean War. It looks at the different reasons why MacArthur wanted to bomb China and suggests that Truman made his decision because he felt that MacArthur was gaining to much power. The author examines the correctness of the decision by detailing not only what what happened when MacArthur was fired, but also looks at what was prevented from happening in the war as a result of his firing.
From the Paper:"In the Korean War, President Truman made a very controversial decision to relieve General Douglas MacArthur of his duties, for the reason that MacArthur tried to overpower the President to drop the atomic bomb on China. This decision was considered controversial amongst the American people due to the fact that MacArthur was looked upon as a wartime hero, being in both World Wars and leading the armed forces in Japan and Korea. I believe that Truman was right in his decision, looking ahead into the future to stop further conflicts with other nations. Truman, by making this decision, not only stopped the involvement of the Soviet Union entering the Korean War, but also stopped what could have been World War III, and ended the war in a more peaceful manner."
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"Old Soldiers Never Die, They Just Fade Away" (2003, November 06) Retrieved August 23, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/old-soldiers-never-die-they-just-fade-away-7592/
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