Many people are comparing the war in
In January, 1944, General Eisenhower was appointed supreme commander in
After the war,
In 1956, reports began to come into President Eisenhower’s office. Small groups of armed men (Generally, 6 to 10) would enter a small village in
Terrain: Swamps and forests. Economy: Agrarian. Population: Spread out in small villages, population generally between 100 and 500 people. One large city,
It would have been unprofessional and completely out of character for Eisenhower not to brief his replacement in what he had been doing.
Did you ever see the movie JFK? You know, the movie that claimed that JFK was killed because of a memo that he sent out a week after he took office? The memo said that he wanted the war ended by January 1st, 1964. He was setting a political deadline because he was thinking re-election. (I am guessing here.) In any case, the implication is that he needed to change the plan. Here we have a man whose military experience was command over 10 men for a few months. He had his command destroyed by an enemy ship running over his. He was going to change the military plan that had been created by one of the better military minds that this country has ever produced.
His idea was to use the officers coming out of training in guerrilla warfare and have them speed up the effort in
General Eisenhower knew the army. I am certain that this is why he did not have them get involved in the first place.