Douglas MacArthur

Quotes by This Author

“Such a limitation upon the utilization of available military force to repel and enemy attack has no precedent, either in our own history, or, so far as I know, in the history of the world.” (General Douglas MacArthur, commenting on the failure of the Korean War)

“I realized for the first time that I had actually been denied the use of my full military power to safeguard the lives of my soldiers and the safety of my army. To me, it clearly foreshadowed a future tragic situation in Korea, and left me with a sense of inexpressible shock.” (General Douglas MacArthur, who ordered the Yalu river bridges bombed to halt the Chinese Communists advance was countermanded by Secretary of Defense General George Marshall MacArthur, p. 402.)

“Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear — kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor — with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.” (General Douglas MacArthur, American Caesar, 1965.)