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Truman fired the popular Gen. Douglas MacArthur because he disobeyed orders in the Korean War. Johnson knew that he had reached the endgame in Vietnam when Gen. William Westmoreland, the top commander in Vietnam, requested 240,000 more troops in 1968 for the prolonged war that also could not be won.

Helen Thomas


Author Profession: Journalist
Nationality: American
Born: August 4, 1920
Died: July 20, 2013


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