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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Gen. MacArthur Relived of Command

April 11, 1951
Gen. MacArthur Relived of Command

On April 11, 1951, the President relieved General MacArthur, triggering a firestorm of protest over our strategy not only in Korea, but in the Cold War as a whole. As the last great general of World War II to come home, MacArthur received a hero's welcome. Despite his dramatic televised address to a joint session of Congress, however, the issue died quickly, and with it any hopes MacArthur had of reaching the White House in 1952.

Related Information
Gen. Douglas MacArthur's Farewell Speech Before Congress, April 19, 1951.

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