Why did General MacArthur lost his job in the Korean War?




 
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December 13th, 2004  
flyingsnow
 

Topic: Why did General MacArthur lost his job in the Korean War?


Why did General Douglas MacArthur lost his job in the Korean War ?
December 13th, 2004  
MadeInChina
 
because he underestimated china and is a inhumane generaliismo who wanted to nuke the world'smost pupulous nation, such is genocide i say, because the chinese are so concentrated that one atomic bomb would kill more than hitler ever did.


boy, hitler would love the atomic bomb, imagine all the supplies saved on ss units comming crime
December 13th, 2004  
PLAbuddy
 
he talks too much, especially his talking of using nukes agsinst china and waging a total war with china ....

that really pisses Truman off....
an amzing fact is China has never offically joined korean war, its army is called Voluteer army....it is sort like unoffical stuff....so Truman really doesnt' want to have a total war with commuinst states....
but MacArthur keeps bla bla bla and make media thinks that his destroying-china shit is the idea from president..
so Truman decides to find someone who listens to him
so he fired Mac
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December 13th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Nice... People's Liberation Army Propaganda Ministry at work.

He lost his job because he had major disagreements with President Truman over decisions that belonged to the President.
MacArthur wanted to take the fight to China by bombing cities and other key targets in China. Also he wanted to nuke the Chinese. Eventually Truman got fed up with MacArthur's attitude and unruliness that he fired him, even at the cost of his own political popularity.

p.s. not officially joining a war means squat. The US never officially joined the Vietnam War either. Plus it's questionable (severely) if the Volunteer army was as volunteer as it was claimed. Do you know that the current North Korean military is also "voluntary"? Just that if you don't volunteer yourself, you can kiss the rest of your life good bye because you will never get a job, you'll be at the bottom of every pecking order etc.
December 13th, 2004  
Dread Mogus
 
Wow this is an amazing demonstration of misinformation. The answer is really simple folks. In the US, the military answers to the executive branch of the government. MacArthur: military, Truman: Chief Executive , Truman wins every time. The men differed on many points. It's the same as if you were at your job and didn't agree with your boss. You could stay quiet and put up with the boss or you could speak up and let the chips fall where they may. At least that's how it works in the US. General MacArthur chose the latter and accepted the consequences. Many people still believe he was right.
December 13th, 2004  
Darcia
 
Yeah he wanted to use the A-Bomb...in Asia agian.... another thing was didn't he also go to far North when he was suppose to start at a certain point.
December 14th, 2004  
MadeInChina
 
the truth is that A-bombs are genocide if used in china
December 14th, 2004  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Field Marshal DJ
the truth is that A-bombs are genocide if used in china

Huh?
December 14th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
I think he's referring to the dense population. One A-bomb and you'll kill a lot more people than you would any where else.
December 15th, 2004  
2Asskicker
 
i start to hate that korean guy...
he seems to be proud of being a puppy of U.S

anyway..
MacArthur did say he wants to use A-bomb, he made a speech in a veteran's meeting..maybe he said it just for a moment of excitment..
but president was pretty uncomfortable when reporters asked him if he wants to do that??