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Author Jeans, Roger B., author.

Title The CIA and Third Force movements in China during the early Cold War : the great American dream / Roger B. Jeans.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]

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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 307 pages)
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-291) and index.
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.
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Subject United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Espionage, American -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War -- Secret service -- China.
United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
China -- Politics and government -- 1949-1976.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General.
Diplomatic relations.
Espionage, American.
Politics and government.
United States.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: The CIA and Third Force movements in China during the early Cold War Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018] 9781498570053 (DLC) 2017042601
ISBN 9781498570060 ebook
9781498570053 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781498570060 (ebook)