What did General Douglas MacArthur promise to come back to?
The fight for the freedom of the Philippines from Japanese
invasion. The American evacuation of the Philippines was the result
of Japan's aggression in East Asia. General MacArthur would keep
his promise and did return. Before this happened there was a top
secret meeting between President Roosevelt, MacArthur, and Admiral
Nimitz. MacArthur talked the president to retake the Philippines
instead of attacking Formosa.