Why did President Roosevelt order General MacArthur to leave the Philippines?

Why did Roosevelt ordered MacArthur to leave the Philippines?

At a time when the news from all fronts was uniformly bad, MacArthur became a living symbol of Allied resistance to the Japanese. Fearing that Corregidor would soon fall, and MacArthur would be taken prisoner, President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered MacArthur to go to Australia.

What are the reasons why MacArthur fail to save the Philippines?

MacArthur made several errors which hastened the fall of the Philippines. These included ill-trained men, poor equipment and his underestimation of the power of the Japanese.

Why did the United States lose the Philippines to the Japanese?

Too far away to supply and hold. Key point: Tokyo’s forces were closer, more numerous, and were better prepared. America would have to deal with the stunning loss until it could liberate it later on.

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