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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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  • Daily briefings present battle outcomes in best light

    If history is any guide, the daily briefings from Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld could prove an imperfect portrait of the unfolding war in Afghanistan. No one has accused Rumsfeld of misleading the press or misrepresenting events on the ground. But...
  • From the archives: Japan's Hirohito, 87, Dies After a Reign of 62 Years

    From the archives: Japan's Hirohito, 87, Dies After a Reign of 62 Years
    TOKYO -- Emperor Hirohito's 110-day struggle for survival ended today. The monarch who reigned for 62 years as Japan turned to authoritarianism and war, then collapsed in defeat and rose again in freedom and unprecedented prosperity, died of complications...