Bradley, Omar N.
Bradley served as head of the Veterans Administration (1945–47), then became army chief of staff in February 1948, and served as first permanent chairman of the JCS (1949–53). He was made four‐star General of the Army in September 1950. As JCS chairman, Bradley supported President Harry S. Truman's rejection of the navy's supercarrier in 1949 and helped oversee the Cold War defense buildup after 1950. In the Korean War, Bradley recommended sending troops to oppose North Korea's invasion in 1950, favored confining hostilities after the Chinese intervention in November, and supported Truman's decision to relieve Gen. Douglas MacArthur in 1951. Speaking for the JCS that year, he testified that the Soviet Union posed the main threat and that conflict with China—which MacArthur seemed willing to widen—would be “the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy.” Bradley retired in 1953; he died in 1981.
[See also World War II: Military and Diplomatic Course.]
Walter S. Poole
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