- Dec 14, 2011
((The deadlines are in the middle of the night here, so no problems ))
Our own military has lost one of our most experienced generals. Director Hoover of the FBI has found some very serious evidence against General Douglas MacArthur's dealings as Army Chief of Staff. I have named Admiral William D. Leahy as Interim Chief of Staff and General Malin Craig as Interim Army Chief of Staff.
For the time being, General MacArthur remains the commander of the West Coast US Army Group; I fully expect he will be court martialed.
In addition to our budget for FY 1940, we have the problem of what to do with General MacArthur. We'll give General MacArthur the chance to defend himself ((TankofMidgets, in this case)). The Chiefs and Secretary of War will then decide his ultimate fate; can he continue to serve in the field or is he to also be relieved of his command? That will be the call of our Chiefs and SecWar. ((Tom, you can make up whatever he actually did ))[/B]
Gentlemen, I believe the sacking of General MacArthur may have been done in haste. I propose a full examination of the circumstances. I do not believe we should lightly switch horses in midstream, neither should we subject the army to such a shake up without good cause. Unless the General be found guilty of treason or some such, I propose he be permitted to continue serving at his current rank. However, it may not be politically possible to return him to cabinet status. I suggest he move his command to Manila, out of sight often being equal to out of mind.
Richard Newman Senator (R) Georgia.
With Chimina's vote, we will keep MacArthur as an eligible Field Commander. Still need budget bills by Tuesday (and anything else you folks are cooking up).
I'm pleased to see that the Board has made the right decision and cleared me of these ludicrous charges. I have a fair idea of who our mystery accuser is... suffice it to say that I will be having a long conversation with a certain Senator from the South regarding proper clearances for investigation of secret correspondence.
While I am saddened that my personal involvement with the Filipino government will prevent me from serving as Chief of Staff of the United States Army, I am confident that my successor will do his utmost to keep this country secure, and that our nation's military will serve President Roosevelt honorably and skillfully. I will continue to command American forces in the Atlantic theater, and ensure that foreign aggression never touches our shores.
General Douglas MacArthur,
Commander of the West Coast U.S. Army Group
((Sorry, guys, I originally planned to RP the trial and make it exciting... but then I realized I deleted all the PMs containing the relevant evidence. So I'm glad we got this resolved quickly, since I would've just been exchanging baseless insults between my characters, and I doubt watching me argue with myself would be terribly amusing.))