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The Redacted Testimony That Fully Explains Why General MacArthur Was Fired

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Because he wanted to expand the war against China.

Harry Truman’s decision to fire Douglas MacArthur at the height of the Korean War in April 1951 shocked the American political system and astonished the world. Much of the world didn’t realize the president had the power to fire a five-star general; much of America didn’t realize Truman had the nerve.

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