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MacArthur in AsiaThe General and His Staff in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea$
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Hirosh Masuda

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449390

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449390.001.0001

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Washington’s Policy Shift on Japan and MacArthur’s Resistance, January 1948 to June 1950

Washington’s Policy Shift on Japan and MacArthur’s Resistance, January 1948 to June 1950

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(p.229) 12 Washington’s Policy Shift on Japan and MacArthur’s Resistance, January 1948 to June 1950
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MacArthur in Asia
Author(s):

Hiroshi Masuda

, Reiko Yamamoto
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449390.003.0012

This chapter first discusses MacArthur's failed proposal for an early peace treaty with Japan. On March 17, 1947, MacArthur used a press interview to call for an early peace treaty with Japan. His announcement, however, was ill-timed since it was made only five days after the March 12, 1947, announcement of the Truman Doctrine had marked the beginning of the Cold War. From the perspective of both ideology and power politics, a new containment policy had been proposed in Washington. As chief administrator of the Occupation, MacArthur should have been more careful in assessing the world situation. The remainder of the chapter covers Washington's review of the Japan occupation policy; National Security Council (NSC) 13/2 and MacArthur's resistance; conflict within the General Headquarters of the supreme commander of the Allied Powers (GHQ/SCAP); and the “Cold War” between MacArthur and Washington.

Keywords:   Douglas MacArthur, Japan, peace treaty, Japan occupation policy

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