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The CIA and Third Force movements in China during the early Cold War : the great American dream

Author: Roger B Jeans
Publisher: Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study examines the CIA's "third force" strategy--providing support for a third-party alternative over two primary on-the-ground options--in East Asia during the first decade of the Cold War. The author argues that the strategy failed due to a lack of understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the region"--
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online versdion:
Jeans, Roger B.
CIA and third force movements in China during the early Cold War.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
(OCoLC)1012939354
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger B Jeans
ISBN: 9781498570053 1498570054
OCLC Number: 1005685915
Description: xxxiii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the CIA and the Chinese Third Force during the early 1950s --
The collapse of the anticommunist resistance in China and the CIA's launch of a Third Force, 1949-1950 --
Quest for a Third Force during the Korean War, 1950-1953 --
The creation of a Third Force committee in Hong Kong, 1950-1952 --
The political wing of the Third Force : the fighting league for Chinese freedom and democracy --
The creation of a Third Force "army" in Japan, Okinawa, and Saipan --
CIA debacle : the Downey-Fecteau Third Force mission to Manchuria --
Chinese nationalist and communist reactions to the Third Force --
The demise of the Third Forces, 1953-1954 --
Conclusion : why did the CIA's Chinese Third Force project fail? --
Epilogue : "The great American dream" : the CIA and the Vietnamese Third Force in the early 1950s.
Responsibility: Roger B. Jeans.

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This study examines the CIA's "third force" strategy-providing support for a third-party alternative over two primary on-the-ground options-in East Asia during the first decade of the Cold War. The  Read more...

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As Chinese Communist forces swept to victory in 1949 and Chiang Kai-shek's government seemingly imploded, some American policy makers fantasized about a `Third Force,' a movement of pro-democracy, Read more...

 
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