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Proposed Orders and Statement on Dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur

Proposed Orders and Statement on Dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur

4/11/1951
President’s Secretary’s Files (Truman Administration)

This document consists of orders from President Harry S. Truman relieving General Douglas MacArthur of his commands and designating General Matthew Ridgway as his successor, along with a statement explaining MacArthur’s dismissal.

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Removing MacArthur

Formerly classified “Top Secret,” this document is President Harry Truman’s proposed order relieving Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his Korean War commands due to insubordination.

Text adapted from “Truman’s Firing of General Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War” in the November/December 2000 National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) publication Social Education.

Document contains: 3 pages.