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Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur played prominent roles in the Pacific theater of World War II and in the Korean War. He was designated to command the invasion of Japan in November 1945, and when that was no longer necessary he officially accepted their surrender. MacArthur oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951 and is credited for implementing democratic changes.Gen. MacArthur is entombed in a memorial in Norfolk, Va.
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur played prominent roles in the Pacific theater of World War II and in the Korean War. He was designated to command the invasion of Japan in November 1945, and when that was no longer necessary he officially accepted their surrender. MacArthur oversaw the occupation of Japan from 1945 to 1951 and is credited for implementing democratic changes.Gen. MacArthur is entombed in a memorial in Norfolk, Va. « Show less

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  • Samuel P. Huntington dies at 81; author of 'The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order'

    Samuel P. Huntington, a political scientist who argued that future conflicts would have their seeds in culture and religion rather than friction between nations, has died, Harvard University announced Saturday. He was 81. Huntington died Wednesday at a...
  • 'The Lacuna' by Barbara Kingsolver

    'The Lacuna' by Barbara Kingsolver
    Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Lev Trotsky. The Mexican painter whose flamboyant art and mangled body continue to nourish a multimedia industry. The adored husband 21 years her elder, myth-making muralist and Mexican national hero. And the man on the lam whom...
  • 'My Father's Bonus March' by Adam Langer

    'My Father's Bonus March' by Adam Langer
    My Father's Bonus March Adam Langer Spiegel & Grau: 244 pp., $26 In June 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, a ragtag collection of World War I veterans converged on Washington, D.C., to demand money the government had promised them. About...
  • 'Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America' by Peter Biskind

    'Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America' by Peter Biskind
    In the introduction to "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," Peter Biskind calls Beatty an "indecently gifted" artist whose work has "enriched the cinema." But that's just foreplay. Here's the first sentence of Chapter 1: "On a hot summer night,...
  • JFK and Vietnam

    JFK and Vietnam
    The assassination of John F. Kennedy 45 years ago today brought an abrupt end to what his admirers called Camelot, a presidential era of glamour, intelligence, wit and possibility. But the murder had an even more profound consequence: Nov. 22, 1963, was...
  • Free speech for officers?

    Today, Korb and Carter discuss instances in which military officers have publicly disagreed with the president's policies. Previously, they discussed the proper military oversight role for Congress. Later in the week, they'll discuss the Air Force...
  • Who freed Asia?

    President bush is not generally known for his firm grasp of history. But this has not stopped him from using history to justify his policies -- most recently in a speech to U.S. veterans in which he defended his aim to "stay the course" in Iraq by...
  • Tim Tebow's return ensures that the Gators will carry a colossal bull's-eye in 2009

    GAINESVILLE — We knew he could run, pass and leap tall buildings in a single bound. But who knew Tim Tebow was also an aspiring thespian? He had 35,000 people going Sunday. First they were going "One More Year!" Then they were going into a panic...
  • Claims to fame in Hampton Roads? Singer Pearl Bailey, actress Glenn Close and more

    She's from here? That's right here? They make those here? Yes, yes and yes. From Ella Fitzgerald to Williamsburg to Peace Frogs, we've got people, places and things worth talking about. PEOPLE Princess Pocahontas, Capt. John Smith and Chief Powhatan...
  • Wes Clark hits McCain landmine, again

     
    by Frank James What was it that Gen. Douglas MacArthur said about old soldiers not dying but merely fading away? It's safe to guess that Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign would like Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) to fade away right......
  • Petraeus moves up and out of Iraq

     
    by Frank James Gen. David Petraeus, architect of the U.S. military's surge strategy, now widely viewed as a great success for bringing down the levels of violence in Iraq, officially turned over command of U.S. and allied forces in......