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Old Nuts

Earlier today I cleaned out the kitchen cupboard and discarded all the stuff I wasn’t sure about anymore. It was comforting work for a cold mid-winter day in New England. Long hidden behind...

July 16, 2020/No comment

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Douglas MacArthur and the Korean War

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Art Gottlieb, LCSW, CSA

Having achieved legendary status for his lead role in the Pacific Theatre during World War II and as the de-facto leader of occupied Japan afterwards, the redoubtable General Douglas MacArthur was the logical choice to lead United Nations coalition forces at the outbreak of the Korean War. Although keen as a wartime strategic leader, MacArthur’s goals ran afoul of President Truman’s leading to the five star general’s abrupt and highly sensationalized dismissal.


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