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October 15, 1950
Truman and MacArthur Meet at Wake Island

President Truman and General Douglas MacArthur met on October 15 on Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean. Truman met with MacArthur to voice his concerns over the possiblity of China entering the war. MacArthur reassured Truman that he did not think the China would enter the war, and he also said he expected the war to be over by Thanksgiving, and that national elections might even be held in January of 1951.

Related Information
Read documents about the Wake Island Conference from the Truman Presdiential Library

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