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Civilian Control of the Military

On this day in 1951, President Harry S. Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of his commands due to the General’s insubordination and unwillingness to conduct…

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V-J Day – the End of WW 2 Aboard the USS Missouri

On this day in 1945, Japan formally surrenders to the Allies aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, bringing an end to World War 2….

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Hiroshima and Little Boy

On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. local time, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay drops atom bomb “Little Boy” over the city of Hiroshima….

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Korea Today and the Miscalculations that Created it

At dawn on this day in 1950, an enormous wave of Communist North Korea’s massively equipped 200,000-soldier army comes pouring over the 38th Parallel, headed…

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MacArthur Ousted for Resisting Civilian Control of the Military

MacArthur in fact told two interviewers in 1954 “I could have won the war in Korea in a maximum of 10 days . . . I would have dropped between 30 and 50 atomic bombs on his air bases and other depots strung across the neck of Manchuria.” The General continued, “It was my plan as our amphibious forces moved south to spread behind us—from the Sea of Japan to the Yellow Sea—a belt of radioactive cobalt.

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