The Clandestine Cold War in Asia, 1945-65

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Asia represented the 'hottest' theatre of the Cold War, with several declared wars and undeclared wars always in progress and the periodic threat of the use of nuclear weapons." "In this volume, a range of clandestine activities from intelligence and propaganda to special operations and security support are examined. These subjects are addressed by some of the leading British, American and Asian scholars in the field drawing on recent research into newly opened archives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714650456
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: Studies in Intelligence Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1 Introduction: The Clandestine Cold War in Asia, 1945-65 1
Pt. I China and the Chinese Perimeter
2 US Humint and Comint in the Korean War: From the Approach of War to the Chinese Intervention 17
3 A Mission of Espionage, Intelligence and Psychological Operations: The American Consulate in Hong Kong, 1949-64 64
4 Taiwan's Propaganda Cold War: The Offshore Islands Crises of 1954 and 1958 82
Pt. II Southeast Asia
5 The SIS Singapore Station and the SIS Far Eastern Controller 105
6 Legacies of Secret Service: Renegade SOE and the Karen Struggle in Burma, 1948-50 130
7 Bombs, Plots and Allies: Cambodia and the Western Powers, 1958-59 149
8 Late Imperial Romance: Magsaysay, Lansdale and the Philippine-American 'Special Relationship' 181
9 British and Malaysian Covert Support for Rebel Movements in Indonesia during the 'Confrontation', 1963-66 195
Pt. III The Malayan Emergency
10 Corpses, Prisoners of War and Captured Documents: British and Communist Narratives of the Malayan Emergency, and the Dynamics of Intelligence Transformation 211
11 Content, Credibility and Context: Propaganda, Government Surrender Policy and the Malayan Communist Terrorist Mass Surrenders of 1958 242
12 Winning in Malaya: An Intelligence Success Story 267
Abstracts 284
About the Contributors 289
Index 293
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