> I know Eisenhower was a career Army man but he had no combat experience. He was a good administrator but I wonder if he had an advisor. <
Ike spent some time working as an aide to Douglas MacArthur. Neither man liked the other much.
MacArthur once referred to Eisenhower as the best clerk he ever had. And Eisenhower said that for seven years he studied dramatics under MacArthur.
posted on 09/12/2019 4:50:40 PM PDT
by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right
MacArthur boasted that he lost fewer men winning the Pacific War than Eisenhower did establishing Anzio Beachhead. Mark Clark was the awful general in that operation who was said to have had little regard for the lives of his men.
MacArthur did an even better job as Governor General of Japan after the war. He turned a conquered nation into a staunch ally.
posted on 09/12/2019 8:15:14 PM PDT
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