“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.)

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