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10 Greatest Speeches of All Time

That’s the topic of my latest column over at RealClearHistory. Obviously, I took a break from my World War I-themed posts to do this one. 260 more words


Little Rock Look Back: Birth of a General

On January 26, 1880, Douglas MacArthur was born in the Arsenal Building while his father was stationed at the Little Rock Barracks.  Though he left Arkansas a few weeks later when his father was transferred, he returned to his birthplace on March 23, 1952. 232 more words


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“There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.”
– Douglas MacArthur

Menjejakkan kaki di Morotai bukan sekadar keinginan biasa. Pulau kecil di penghujung Halmahera dan menghadap laut Pasifik ini memang bukan pulau biasa, karena pada saat Perang Dunia II, pulau ini adalah beberapa kali diperebutkan karena lokasinya yang strategis.

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December 1, 1941: Hirohito Gives Approval for War Against US and Great Britain

In the wake of World War II a useful fiction was promulgated by the Japanese government, with the active connivance of the US Occupation under General Douglas MacArthur, that Hirohito had been anti-war and helpless to stop the militarists who controlled Japan.  733 more words

"People of the Philippines, I Have Returned"

It had been more than two years since General Douglas MacArthur was ordered to leave the Philippines as the Japanese captured the islands. At the time, he promised to return, and he fulfilled his word on October 20, 1944 when he waded to the shore of Leyte. 54 more words


October 20, 1944: MacArthur Returns

Mine eyes have seen MacArthur
With a Bible on his knee,
He is pounding out communiqués
For guys like you and me,
And while possibly a rumor now, 387 more words