Editor says, what if Harry Truman had reined in Douglas MacArthur much earlier? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Generals thread.
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Editor says, Wikipedia reports ~ on 30 October 1950, MacArthur wrote to Truman: "I left the Wake Island conference with a distinct sense of satisfaction that the county's interests had been well served through the better mutual understanding and exchange of views which it afforded. I hope it will result in building a strong defense against future efforts of those who seek for one reason or another (none of them worthy) to breach the understanding between us". Despite the understanding achieved between Truman and MacArthur on Wake Island, their agreement would be short lived. They would quickly regress into disagreement with each other over policy in Korea, ultimately resulting in Truman's Dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.