JFK vs. Allen Dulles: Battleground Indonesia

JFK vs. Allen Dulles: Battleground Indonesia

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For those interested in the assassination of JFK, the untold story of Indonesia, gold, JFK, Allen Dulles, the CIA, and secret military coups.

Two of the most fascinating figures in history, John F. Kennedy, thirty-fifth president of the United States, and Allen Dulles, our nation’s longest-serving CIA director, often clashed over intelligence issues and national security. However, one such conflict has remained in the shadows until now. JFK vs. Allen Dulles: Battleground Indonesia takes reader to the vast archipelago 3350 miles wide where this secret showdown occurred.

In 1936, an Allen Dulles-established company discovered the world's largest gold deposit in remote Netherlands New Guinea. In 1962, President Kennedy intervened, and Netherlands New Guinea was added to President Sukarno's Indonesia. Neither Sukarno nor JFK was aware of the gold, since Dulles had not informed Kennedy.

Dulles planned a complicated and ruthless CIA regime-change strategy to seize control not only of Indonesia itself, but also of its vast resources, including the gold. This strategy included a push to start Malaysian Confrontation. Yet Kennedy's plan to visit Jakarta in early 1964 would have sunk Dulles' master plan, which included the destruction of the Indonesian communist party as a wedge to split Moscow and Beijing. Only an assassin's bullet put an end to Kennedy’s plan of peace. Did Allen Dulles arrange for JFK to be killed to save his plan and his gold? Was his coup for gold successful with JFK out of the picture?

Using archival records as a basis, Greg Poulgrain adds word-of-mouth evidence from those people who were directly involved—such as Dean Rusk and others who worked with President Kennedy and Allen Dulles at the time; or the person who was with Michael Rockefeller when he mysteriously disappeared in West New Guinea during this whole affair.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510744790
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/17/2020
Edition description: Critical edition
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 217,738
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Greg Poulgrain is the author of three other books about Indonesia, including The Genesis of KonfrontasiMalaysia, Brunei and Indonesia 1945-1965. He is working in conjunction with University Bung Karno (UBK), Jakarta. He lives in Brisbane, Australia.

Table of Contents

Timeline vi

List of Names ix

Introduction Oliver Stone xxvi

Chapter 1 JFK and Allen Dulles 1

Chapter 2 Gold! The 1936 Discovery and Concealment 23

Chapter 3 Dulles, de Mohrenschildt, and Oil 45

Chapter 4 1958 Rebellion PRRI 88

Chapter 5 Dulles and Hammarskjöld 150

Chapter 6 1962-63 165

Chapter 7 Suharto and 1965 202

Afterword James DiEugenio 249

Acknowledgments 265

Bibliography 267

Notes 276

Index 317

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