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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1968
AUTHOR: Douglas MacArthur (1880–1964)
QUOTATION: While no man in his right mind would advocate sending our ground forces into continental China and such was never given a thought, the new situation [Korea] did urgently demand a drastic revision of strategic planning if our political aim was to defeat this new enemy as we had defeated the old.
ATTRIBUTION: General DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, address to a joint session of Congress, April 19, 1951.—Congressional Record, vol. 97, p. 4124.
SUBJECTS: War in Asia