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6 Dec 1950
  • US President Truman issued a directive requiring all military officers and diplomatic officials to clear with the State Department all but routine statements before making them public and to "refrain from direct communications on military or foreign policy with newspapers, magazines, and other publicity media." This order would later to be used against General MacArthur. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
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US Joint Chiefs of Staff communication regarding Harry TrumanUS Joint Chiefs of Staff communication regarding Harry Truman

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