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The Resource JFK's forgotten crisis : Tibet, the CIA, and Sino-Indian War, Bruce Riedel

JFK's forgotten crisis : Tibet, the CIA, and Sino-Indian War, Bruce Riedel

Label
JFK's forgotten crisis : Tibet, the CIA, and Sino-Indian War
Title
JFK's forgotten crisis
Title remainder
Tibet, the CIA, and Sino-Indian War
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Riedel
Title variation
John Fitzgerald Kennedy's forgotten crisis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bruce Riedel provides new perspective and insights over Kennedy?s forgotten crisis in the most dangerous days of the cold war. The Cuban Missile Crisis defined the presidency of John F. Kennedy. But the same week the world stood transfixed by the possibility of nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, Kennedy was also consumed by a war that has escaped history?s attention, yet still reverberates significantly today: the Sino-Indian conflict. As well-armed and equipped troops from the People?s Republic of China surged into Indian-held territory in October 1962, Kennedy ordered an emergency airlift of supplies to the Indian army. At the same time, he engaged in diplomatic talks that kept the neighboring Pakistanis out of the fighting. The conflict came to an end with a unilateral Chinese cease-fire, relieving Kennedy of a decision to intervene militarily in support of India. Bruce Riedel, a CIA and National Security Council veteran, provides the first full narrative of this crisis, which played out during the tense negotiations with Moscow over Cuba. He also includes another, nearly forgotten episode of US espionage during the war between India and China: covert US support of Tibetan opposition to Chinese occupation of Tibet. He details how the United States, beginning in 1957, trained and parachuted Tibetan guerrillas into Tibet to fight Chinese military forces. The covert operation to help precipitate the conflict but the United States did not end its support of it until relations between the United States and China were normalized in the 1970s. Riedel tells this story of war, diplomacy, and covert action with authority and perspective. He draws on newly declassified letters between Kennedy and Indian leader Jawaharlal Nehru along with the diaries and memoirs of key players and other sources make this the definitive account of JFK?s forgotten crisis. This is, Riedel writes, Kennedy's finest hour as you have never read it before." -- from the publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riedel, Bruce O
Dewey number
327.73054/09046
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Sino-Indian Border Dispute (1957- )
  • Kennedy, John F
  • United States
  • India
  • United States
  • Sino-Indian Border Dispute, 1957-
  • Diplomatic relations
  • India
  • United States
  • Chinesisch-Indischer Krieg
  • Internationale Politik
  • USA
  • India
  • United States
  • USA
Label
JFK's forgotten crisis : Tibet, the CIA, and Sino-Indian War, Bruce Riedel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: At Mount Vernon -- Introduction -- Ike and India, 1950-60 -- Galbraith and India, 1961 -- Jackie and India, 1962 -- Jack, India, and war -- From JFK to today -- Chronology
Control code
ocn908374996
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780815731634
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015019160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)908374996
Label
JFK's forgotten crisis : Tibet, the CIA, and Sino-Indian War, Bruce Riedel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: At Mount Vernon -- Introduction -- Ike and India, 1950-60 -- Galbraith and India, 1961 -- Jackie and India, 1962 -- Jack, India, and war -- From JFK to today -- Chronology
Control code
ocn908374996
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xiv, 231 pages
Isbn
9780815731634
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015019160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)908374996

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