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“This Fundamental Problem”: MacArthur Saves Hirohito

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes how MacArthur in late 1945 and early 1946 saved Hirohito from trial as a war criminal. Contacted by imperial advisers, MacArthur became convinced that Hirohito would cooperate in ... More


Military and Diplomatic Defeat in the Korean War

Spencer D. Bakich

in Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107684
eISBN:
9780226107851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107851.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In the Korean War, the U.S. attempted to “roll back” communism on the Korean Peninsula by seeking the destruction of North Korea in the fall of 1950. By widening its war aims from the restoration of ... More


Iraq, 2002–3: Silence from the Generals

Stefano Recchia

in Reassuring the Reluctant Warriors: U.S. Civil-Military Relations and Multilateral Intervention

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452918
eISBN:
9781501701559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452918.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter studies the 2003 Iraq case. In the run-up to the Iraq War, most senior military officers had significant reservations about using force, worrying that the invasion would result in a ... More


An Unexpected Success

Daniel F. Harrington

in Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Early Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813136134
eISBN:
9780813136837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136134.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Tunner transformed the airlift between August 1948 and April 1949, as described in Chapter 11. He replaced C-47s with larger C-54s, able to carry three times the cargo, established a Combined Air ... More


Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam

Ingo Trauschweizer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177007
eISBN:
9780813177038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177007.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Maxwell Taylor’s Cold Wartraces the Cold War career of Maxwell Taylor, a Kennedy White House insider and architect of American strategy in Vietnam. After 1945 Taylor led the U.S. Military Academy, ... More


The Illusion of Progress, 1956

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in Harold Stassen: Eisenhower, the Cold War, and the Pursuit of Nuclear Disarmament

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174860
eISBN:
9780813174877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174860.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

Eisenhower’s reservations in December 1955 did not keep his special assistant from unveiling a new package of proposals in January 1956. As always, Stassen’s work was fast and thorough. He ... More


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