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MacArthur was willing to invade Red China if it entered the war; and use atomic weapons to defeat them. Truman relieved MacArthur of command.

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Did General Douglas MacArthur Fight In The Vietnam War?

No, General MacArthur fought in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. In 1951, President Harry Truman discharged MacArthur for disrespecting him (Truman) and other superiors in charge of the Korean conflict.

What did Douglass MacArthur do to anger President Truman?

He refused to salute him, felt he knew better on how to fight the war than the President, he did not feel he had to take orders from the Civilian Commander in Chief, he wanted to start WW III with China, by dropping atomic bombs on China after they invaded North Korea. General MacArthur disobeyed the orders of President Harry Truman, and finally President Truman had no choice but to fire him and replace him with another Allied United Nations American General to end the Korean War in an Armistice in 1953. President Truman was correct. It would have a terrible mistake to start a nuclear World War Three on account of the Korean War, which is what General Douglas MacArthur wanted.

What three major wars did Douglas MacArthur fight in?

WWI, WWII, and the Korean War

Why did Truman believe the us should fight in the Korean war?

they poped there pants

What was MacArthur's view on the conduct of the Korean war?

said he had to fight with one arm tied behind his back.

Who had the best strategy in the Korean War Truman or MacArthur?

Truman had been an artillery Captain with the Missouri Army National Guard; but was a politician at heart. MacArthur was a born and bred fighting man. His father had won the Medal of Honor during the US Civil War. True fighting men like Grant, Sherman, Patton and MacArthur made better soldiers than politicians. Moderate fighting men like Eisenhower, Bradley, and Truman made better politicians than soldiers. MacArthur would win wars, but we didn't WANT A WAR in Korea. The "fighting man" inside MacArthur couldn't or wouldn't see that. The "Politician" inside Truman could see it very clearly; Korea could lead to nuclear war. The wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong people. For a LIMITED WAR (the only kind one can fight in the ATOMIC AGE) Truman had the best strategy. It ended with an Armistice in 1953. MacArthur would NOT have fought a LIMITED WAR; he would have invaded Red China and used Atomic Bombs.

How did MacArthur make the North Korean army retreat?

a US sea invasion at Inchon north of Pusan. North Korean troops had to fight their way back north, thus releaving North Korean military pressure on Pusan

Why did Truman believe the US should fight in Korean war?

He believed no country should invade another country.

Did the United Nations fight in the Korean War?

The United Nations doesn't fight. Ever. It's not a country... it's an alliance of countries that agree on certain rules. so some countries in the UN did fight in the Korean war, though, but I'm not sure...

What was the significance of the cold war and Harry Truman?

Truman had to fight the world's first Limited War in the Atomic Age; the Korean War, the first "hot" battle of the cold war; between communism and the free world.

What was Truman's policy to fight the Cold War called?

What was Truman's policy to fight the Cold War called

What is fight in Korean?

싸움 = fight

Who did the Japanese fight?

crlos p romulo and macarthur

Did the US military fight in the Korean war?

Yes, the US military did fight in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. It was a conflict between communists and non-communist and resulted with Korean being divided into North and South Korea at the 38th parallel. The war was widely unpopular and resulted in the election of Dwight D. Eisenhower at the next election, kicking out Harry S. Truman. Actually, Korea was divided before the war broke out and is one of the causes of the war.

Why did the US become involved with the Korean war?

The U.S became involved in the war because President Truman didnt want any other countries to be under communism so he decided to help South Korea fight.

Why did the Korean War end?

There are several other reasons (probably better reasons) including the death of Joseph Stalin, who was ultimately continuing the war to benefit communism and the need for China to discontinue their efforts in the war due to diminishing resources.WW III??The Korean War was an extremley complicated war, due to the fights over communism from the Soviets and China versus the U.S. and its allies. The Korean War ended because General MacArthur exclaimed that "In war, there can be no victory." This displeased Truman, so he fired MacArthur and advocated the war. He was actually afraid of The Soviets being prepared to fight World War III. Since it is the "forgotten war", not many answers are known, but the war did end in a stalemate, and was hard to endure due to the jungles. In short: It ended because President Truman was afraid of WW III.Hope I helped! --10th grade honors history class.

What was General MacArthur's plan the hundreds of islands in the pacific?

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Where did Douglas MacArthur fight?

Gen. MacArthur led the combined Allied Forces throughout the Pacific theater of operations in World War II.

Why was general MacArthur not pleased with a limited war?

general macarthur wasnt pleased because he said " you cant fight and win a limited war.

Did General Douglas MacArthur fight in World war 1?


Did the United States fight the Korean war?

US forces participated in the Korean war...

What was McArthurs ideas about fighting the Korean war?

He knew that China was supporting North Korea,including actually sending Chinese troops into the fight. McArthur wanted to take the war into China but he was overruled by President Truman who was apprehensive of sparking a wider conflict,not unreasonable considering that WWII had ended just 5 years before the Korean War started.

Did Truman fight in World War 1?

Yes, he did.

What war does Truman fight in?

World War 1