General Douglas MacArthur Descriptive Essay by ABCs

General Douglas MacArthur
Describes General Douglas MacArthur's military management in the events relating to the Inchon landing in the Korean war.
# 112976 | 4,275 words | 11 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper contends that, in spite of being forced to step down from his post not soon after he devised the Inchon invasion, General Douglas MacArthur demonstrated a skillful command of military tactics, communications and resource management. The paper relates that MacArthur, with skilled oratory and rhetoric, persuaded a group of military commanders that Operation Chromite, the name for the Inchon landing, was the best course of action for accomplishing American objectives in Korea.

From the Paper:

"MacArthur's expertise in both battle and boardrooms earned him respect among the American people, and it may have been precisely that level of admiration that bothered President Truman and led to his dismissal of the decorated army general. Truman might have been jealous. Indeed, Truman "believed MacArthur was a coward, a fake, and an insufferable prima donna." Yet historical fact proves otherwise: the victory at Inchon in particular proves that MacArthur was anything but a coward, a phony, or a prima donna."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ballard, J.R. (2001). Operation Chromite: counterattack at Inchon. JFQ Spring/Summer 2001.
  • Beidler, P. (2007). Ike v. Mac. Military History Jul/Aug 2007.
  • Brady, J. (2000). The Coldest Winter. St. Martin's.
  • Carpenter, R.H. (2000). Did MacArthur save the Marines? U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings; Aug2000, Vol. 126 Issue 8, p66, 6p.
  • Dorschner, J. (2005). Douglas MacArthur's last triumph. Military History. September 2005.

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