American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964 - Chapter IX, Sunset Gun, pgs. 454-628 Summary & Analysis

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The North Korean invasion of South Korea was interpreted as an all out offensive. The United Nations Security Council condemned the aggression and the United States vowed to enter the war. MacArthur was placed in charge and ordered to evacuate two thousand Americans. Truman worried about retaliation in other places from the Communists. MacArthur was told to supply and support the South Koreans. He traveled to the Korean front on the fourth day of the war. Four reporters went with. It was the first of seventeen trips he would make. After a report to Washington, MacArthur was given the authority to use American troops to attack North Korean targets.

The South Koreans and Americas were in retreat until July MacArthur was committed to freedom for all people in the Pacific and he made this clear...

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