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By Carolle J. Carter

traditional knowledge informs us that "only Nixon may visit China." in truth, in 1944, approximately thirty years ahead of his historical journey, the yank army tested the 1st liaison and intelligence-gathering project with the chinese language Communists in Yenan. as a rule often called the Dixie project, the indifferent army unit despatched to Yenan was once answerable for transmitting climate details, supporting the Communists of their rescue of downed American flyers, and laying the basis for an eventual rapprochement among the Communists and Nationalists, the 2 facets suffering within the ongoing chinese language Civil conflict.

Following wide use of archival assets and diverse interviews with the boys who traveled and served in Yenan, Carolle Carter argues that whereas Dixie fulfilled its project, the individuals urged the project in numerous instructions from its unique, albeit loosely defined, rationale. because the months and years handed, the Dixie undertaking more and more emphasised intelligence accumulating over comparing their Communist hosts' contribution to the battle attempt opposed to Japan.

Some American politicians within the Fifties portrayed the contributors within the Dixie undertaking as too sympathetic to the chinese language Communists. yet through the Seventies many seemed again at those members as clever yet overlooked oracles who may have avoided the "loss of China." Carter strips away those simplistic portrayals to bare a various and devoted selection of infantrymen, diplomats, and technicians who had ongoing touch with the chinese language Communists longer than the other team in the course of global warfare II, yet who have been destined to be a mostly unused source through the chilly War.

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