What Gen. MacArthur told JFK about Vietnam

On April 28, 1961—a decade after General Douglas MacArthur was fired for defying Harry Truman on Korea—the controversial commander hosted President John F. Kennedy at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel, where MacArthur and his wife lived in a suite on the 37th floor.

Given MacArthur’s reputation as a warmonger, what the general told the new president may surprise you.

MacArthur and JFK

Retired Gen. Douglas MacArthur and President John F. Kennedy meet in the White House, July 20, 1961. (Credit: Robert L. Knudsen/JFK Library)

Source: MacArthur’s Last Stand Against a Winless War | The American Conservative

(H/T Jacob)

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