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Diary Entry of President Harry S. Truman

Meet the Big Four, Barkley, Rayburn, McFarland, McCormack and explain Far Eastern situation. Receive comments suggesting certain actions. Meet with Atcheson [sic], Marshall, Bradley and Harriman. Go over recall orders to MacArthur and suggested public statement. Approve both and decide to send the orders to Frank Pace, Sec. of the Army, for delivery to MacArthur and Ridgway. Send message to Korean Ambassador. Message to be sent tomorrow at 8 P.M. our time. It will arrive at 10 A.M. Wednesday in Korea. Gen. Bradley called about 9 P.M. Said there had been a leak. He, Dean Rusk, Mr. Harriman came to see me, Mr. Murphy was also present. Discussed the situation and I ordered messages sent at once and directly to MacArthur.
Bradley, Omar Nelson, 1893-1981, Harriman, W. Averell (William Averell), 1891-1986, Ridgway, Matthew B. (Matthew Bunker), 1895-, Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971, MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964, Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956, Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959, McFarland, Ernest William, 1894-, McCormack, John W., 1891-1980, Rayburn, Sam, 1882-1961, Pace, Frank, 1912-1988, Murphy, Charles S. (Charles Springs), 1909-1983, Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994, Cabinet officers, Korean War, 1950-1953, Legislators, Armed forces officers
National Archives and Records Administration
Part of:
1951, Diaries Files
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