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The FBI Is Perhaps the Most Dedicated and Influential Forgotten Critic of African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

in F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This part illuminates the interpretive assumptions of Bureau ghostreading against the backdrop of the best-documented entanglement of American criticism with American espionage: namely, the firsthand ... More


Archives of Authority

Andrew N. Rubin

in Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter details the correspondence between the author and the Central Intelligence Agency regarding the release of information in line with the Freedom of Information Act. At the same time the ... More


“The Best Type of Chinese”: Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals and Symbolic Refugee Relief, 1952–1960

Madeline Y. Hsu

in The Good Immigrants: How the Yellow Peril Became the Model Minority

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164021
eISBN:
9781400866373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164021.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter looks at the enactment of political agendas under the guise of humanitarian outreach through the operations of the CIA-funded Aid Refugee Chinese Intellectuals, Inc. (ARCI). This ... More


Conclusion

Priya Satia

in Spies in Arabia: The Great War and the Cultural Foundations of Britain's Covert Empire in the Middle East

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331417
eISBN:
9780199868070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331417.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter summarizes the main arguments of the book and points to the long–term effects of the events it covers, in the areas of military tactics, intelligence practice, and even the discipline of ... More


Their Country, Our Culture: The Persistence of the Cold War

Steven Belletto

in No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199826889
eISBN:
9780199932382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199826889.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter six argues that many of the themes and concerns that preoccupied thinkers during the Cold War persist after 1989, a persistence that it visible both in the ways the conflict is explicitly ... More


See It/Shoot It: The Secret History of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program

Christopher J. Fuller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300218541
eISBN:
9780300227673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218541.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book is an illuminating study tracing the evolution of drone technology and counterterrorism policy from the Reagan to the Obama administrations. The book uncovers the history of the most ... More


In Secrecy's Shadow: The OSS and CIA in Hollywood Cinema 1941-1979

Simon Willmetts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748692996
eISBN:
9781474421935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692996.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Don DeLillo once described the CIA as “America’s myth”, an agency that “takes on shapes and appearences embodying whatever we need to know ourselves or unburden ourselves.” This book is the story of ... More


Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Andrew Friedman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274648
eISBN:
9780520956681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274648.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This spatial and cultural history chronicles how the CIA and other national security institutions that defined US foreign policy in the era of global decolonization created domestic space around ... More


A Frontier Country in the Cold War

William J. Rust

in Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the August 1956 and subsequent agreements between the RLG and the Pathet Lao to establish a neutral, coalition government in Laos. These agreements triggered a concerted U.S. ... More


Dichotomy

William J. Rust

in Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the “dichotomy” in the U.S. mission in Laos in late 1959, when Ambassador Smith backed Prime Minister Phoui Sananikone and CIA Chief of Station Henry Hecksher supported the ... More


‘Experience is the only teacher’: Academic ambassadors interpret ‘mutual understanding’

Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby

in Academic ambassadors, Pacific allies: Australia, America and the Fulbright Program

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526128973
eISBN:
9781526142030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526128973.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Vietnam War posed significant challenges to academics on educational exchange who were expected under the Fulbright program to be ambassadors as well as researchers. The CIA surveillance of the ... More


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Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

As 1953 progressed, Mosaddeq's problems grew worse, in a chain of interconnected events. In June, the Majlis became a hub of tension as pro- and anti-Mosaddeq deputies fought for control. The fall of ... More


Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Thomas L Ahern

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book offers a detailed account of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) effort to help South Vietnamese authorities win the loyalty of the Vietnamese peasantry and suppress the Viet Cong. ... More


The Johnson White House and Foreign Policy

Jonathan Colman

in The Foreign Policy of Lyndon B. Johnson: The United States and the World, 1963-69

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640133
eISBN:
9780748652693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640133.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides a brief biography of Lyndon B. Johnson and introduces his White House. After the murder of John F. Kennedy, President Johnson, seeking to promote stability and preferring to ... More


Fly Until You Die: An Oral History of Hmong Pilots in the Vietnam War

Chia Youyee Vang

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190622145
eISBN:
9780190622176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190622145.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History, Military History

The Vietnam War is the subject of hundreds of scholarly studies, policy reports, memoirs, and literary titles. As America’s longest and most controversial war, it coincided with domestic turmoil in ... More


Introduction: To Build a Nation

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) began to develop the first of the programs that eventually became the core of the United States-supported pacification campaign in South Vietnam. These ... More


“The Effort Must Be Made”

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

John Caswell, then chief of Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Vietnam desk, later recalled the atmosphere of despair at the CIA Headquarters as Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem took office in July ... More


Counterinsurgency in the Central Highlands

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

In October 1961, President John F. Kennedy sent his personal military representative, General Maxwell Taylor, and White House adviser on Vietnam Walt W. Rostow to Saigon for a firsthand assessment. ... More


Sea Swallows and Strategic Hamlets

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

The Sea Swallows were all ethnic Chinese, and the ranks of the emigrants from China were soon increased when Father Nguyen Loc Hoa began recruiting Catholics from Cholon. The ethnic composition of ... More


Operation Switchback

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

The first and largest of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) paramilitary programs in Vietnam, the Citizens' (later Civilian) Irregular Defense Groups, was only six months old when Washington ... More


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