• anonymous
How did General Douglas MacArthur react to the events in Korea? What was his stance on the Korean War?
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As the man who was in overall charge of UN sanctioned forces conducting the war in Korea, MacArthur was determined to win. He didn't see the early reverses of the war which cornered Korean and US forces into Pusan as a "second Dunkirk" and was firmly convinced that victory was still possible, eventually ordering the amphibious landings at Inchon behind the front to cut off enemy supplies. It was a daring operation that worked in threatening to cut off North Korean forces attacking in the south, forcing them into a headlong retreat. Even after the Chinese intervened driving UN forces back, MacArthur continued to consider victory as a distinct possibility given the right resources and planning -- even if it required the use of atomic weapons.

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