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Even headstrong generals must answer to someone

Truman, left, and MacArthur in 1950 at Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR CERTAINLY HAD A WAY with Commanders in Chief. Long before he ran afoul of Harry Truman near the end of the Korean War, the self-glorifying Army general was ignoring the orders of President Herbert Hoover. As a young Army chief of staff in 1932, MacArthur, against the explicit instructions of Hoover, took it upon himself to not just disperse

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