THE PEN IS NOT ALWAYS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD
Government was right not to send warship.
US General Douglas MacArthur repeated this familiar refrain in his 1951 farewell address to Congress, after he had been sacked by President Truman for presumed insubordination, promising he would just fade away.
Republican MacArthur and Democrat Truman, briefly a WWI artillery captain,
were always destined for a tumultuous relationship.
There is an inevitable moment in the life some old soldiers, but not all, when they lose relevance, though few will admit so.
Lost in a world of fuzzy-wuzzies, cold steel and grenades, the fictional Dad’s Army lance-corporal Jack Jones’ far-fetched military suggestions often caused Captain Mainwaring to respond curtly, “I think you’re wandering into the realms of fantasy, Jones.”
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