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Concerning this specific quote, have never seen it stated elsewhere, among my limited researches on this subject and Mc Arthur. Having observed that, there are a number of quotes and references in passages by William Manchester in, American Caesar, Douglas McArthur 1880-1964. Published by Dell paperbacks, NY, 1978, at least one of them indicated that McArthur felt the US should not get into a land war on the Asia continent, but if it did should not do so, halfway. This was likely consistent with his known skepticism concerning the developing American doctrine and practice of "Limited War". One quote, which should be reference here is found on page 832/3. focused upon the opening of the Vietnam war commitment. Truman was urging escalated US participation. Gen. Mc Arthur disagreed, according to Manchester. "He said, that he felt America should 'hold firm to the periphery' but avoid commitments on the mainland". According to "Blaik", when he was dying at Walter Reed he had advised Johnson, as he had Kennedy earlier, that no American soldier should be made to fight on Asian soil." He then held a belief which Manchester says, evidenced, 'a time might be dangerously close, when many Americans might not have the will to fight for their country."[footnoted] This divide, partly reflected, possibly, by the Vietnam war controversy itself was part of the overall strategic views of McArthur concerning the Pacific v. Europe and that divide between those who even now, look towards Europe and those whose focus turns West to the Pacific areas. In truth, the US straddles a global position requiring it to look in both directions and generally, all the time. There are other passages but my attempt to locate this one on the Asian land mass, is not presently[in this time frame] able to find it. Possibly with additional searching, the volume, I will re-find it. Possibly, your own effort will locate the subject. Best wishes Wyatt Reader UCLA___Whittier College California Community Colleges//private[Instructor] Wyatt Reader <hirener@EARTHLINK.NET> ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----