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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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  • 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,...
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • A study in contradictions

    Like his childhood, like his college and graduate years, like his presidency, like his role in his wife's campaign—like everything about him— Bill Clinton's postpresidential years are a mass of complexities and contradictions. He can soar in...
  • Bataan Death March: A WWII vet walked to survive

    Bataan Death March: A WWII vet walked to survive
    Never give up. Always help your brother. Those two themes run through the family of James Downey Jr., two positives that grew from one of the darkest chapters of American military history. Downey was a young solder in the prime of life, six years...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • Chas Freeman dispute about more than just Israel

    Chas Freeman dispute about more than just Israel
    Pity the poor readers whose exposure to the Chas Freeman appointment brouhaha was limited to The Times’ March 12 editorial. Not only would they be under the mistaken notion that the entire controversy was a proxy fight between those who "believe...