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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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  • Farewell to The Swamp

     
    by Frank James The Swamp. The name seemed perfect from the start, from before the start, for a blog about Washington. The nation's capital was built on what was once partly a mosquito-ridden marsh, after all. And what city feels......
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Oct. 28, 1959

     
    Nippon Women Split on Retaining Geisha LADIES DAY IN TOKYO: The flowery era of Madame Butterfly is dying, but not quite dead in the postwar life of Japan. Under the democracy dictated to them by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Japanese women got the vote in 1946....
  • Paul V. Coates – Confidential File, Oct. 29, 1959

     
    Women of Japan Enjoy Their Liberty LADIES DAY IN TOKYO (Part Two) -- When General of the Army Douglas MacArthur returned, as he had somehow hurriedly promised to do, Japan got its first taste of democracy. In the manner of a triumphant but just warrior,...
  • How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow (Updates with videos, pic)

     
    U.S. president goes lower than he did for the Saudi king....
  • Obama bows to emperor, world reels?

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama has bowed to royalty, with a greeting for the Japanese emperor that erases any doubts about what the president's posture was -- remember that bow to the Saudi king that was not really a......
  • Obama: 'Getting grey... difficult year'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, with 20 nations in his passport this year, stepped on to the Great Wall of China this week. "It gives you a perspective on a lot of day to day things that don't amount......
  • Ticket Replay: How low will he go? Obama's wow bow to Japan's Emperor Akihito

     
    As the holiday season arrives, our thoughts on The Ticket turn to working not quite so hard for a few days. So we are re-publishing some of our favorite or most-read items from 2009. This item originally appeared on Nov.......
  • Peter Biskind on Warren Beatty: Was his theme song 'You're So Vain' or 'Just a Gigolo'?

     
    Of all the many spellbindingly jaw-droppingly dishy anecdotes in Peter Biskind's new Warren Beatty biography, "Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America," I was found myself especially astounded--in a "what would a therapist make of this" kind of way--by...
  • Calvary Assembly Celebrates Veterans, D-Day on June 6

     
    “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” General Douglas MacArthur spoke these words that have become a haunting reminder as approximately 900 American World War II veterans die every day. As of February 2007, the median age of a WWII veter...
  • McChrystal sacked as Afghan commander

     
    Gen. Stanley McChrystal leaves the White House Wednesday morning after resigning as commander of Allied forces in Afghanistan. (AP/Evan Vucci) by Julian E. Barnes, Christi Parsons and Peter Nicholas President Obama ousted his top commander in...
  • Simon & Schuster releases smart eBook: 'Truman Fires MacArthur'

     
    Fast on the heels of news that President Obama had dismissed Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Simon & Schuster is releasing an eBook that chronicles another high-profile conflict between general and president. The eBook "Truman Fires MacArthur," a detailed...