Questions about Douglas Macarthur

Nov 2011
115
Canada
I've read up on related topics and have some questions i'm unable to answer.
These questions are:
Why did Macarthur believe Japans "war of self defence" story, and when did he get that opinion?

Is it true Macarthur, like Eisenhower, feared the rise of "a military industrial complex"?
 

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Ad Honorem
Jul 2011
6,713
Macarther seemed pretty militaristic. Eisenhower made the remark about the military industrial at the end of his term, and he may have pissed that the military had too much power in the government.
 
Nov 2011
115
Canada
Macarther seemed pretty militaristic. Eisenhower made the remark about the military industrial at the end of his term, and he may have pissed that the military had too much power in the government.
What did Macarthur think about the military industrial complex? Did it worry him too? And what about japan's war?