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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

General McChrystal Channels Douglas MacArthur


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Following the end of World War II, during the occupation of Japan, General Douglas MacArthur and President Harry. S. Truman famously butted heads several times. When war broke out on the Korean Peninsula this battle continued, culminating in MacArthur's dismissal. MacArthur openly disagreed with official U.S. Policy and made it known in the press.
Truman could not condone behavior such as this from any general, even MacArthur.
The current situation between president Obama and General Stanley McChrystal, commander in Afghanistan, is reminiscent of the strife between MacArthur and Truman.
This is a test of the constitutional provision of making the military subordinate to civilian government.


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