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Re: MacArthur [Was: Slow period for list]
At 09:05 PM 12/20/02 EST, SDonell73@aol.com wrote:
>And bad execution. IIRC The JCS had a war plan for fighting the Japanese in
>the Philippines. Mac scrapped it and fought it his way, which expedited the
>Japanese invasion's success. If he had fought it the way that the war plan
>had delineated, there was the possibility that he could have stopped the
>initial invasion before it got started.
RAINBOW was the approved plan, not ORANGE. The plan was approved in
November by the JCS and brought out to USAFFE by MG Brereton. So, no,
MacArthur didn't "scrap" any plans -- he conducted the opening portion of
the campaign pursuant to RAINBOW and then, when this failed, reverted to
the older ORANGE plan which called for the withdrawal to Bataan.
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