#207 – Taiwan Part 1

#207 – Taiwan Part 1

In 1949, the Kuomintang retreated from mainland China to the island of Formosa, now known as Taiwan. Ownership of Taiwan would become a major issue during the Cold War, and continues to be a cause of regional tensions, as well as China-US tensions, today. Joining us...
#207 – Taiwan Part 1

#206 – The Battle of Lake Changjin

The backdrop to the early stages of the Korean War was a US Presidential election which Truman was expected to lose. He also survived his second assassination attempt, this time by Puerto Rican nationalists. The first assassination attempt was by Zionist terrorists....
#207 – Taiwan Part 1

#205 – MacArthur’s Graveyard

Okay – no more foreplay. By early November 1950, Macarthur thought he had the Chinese scared and on the run and he continued his push to the Manchurian border, aka “the Home-by-Christmas Offensive”, assuring his troops they would all be home by Christmas. Little...
#207 – Taiwan Part 1

#204 – Mao’s Sejanus

For many years, China’s big bad had been the Kuomintang. As MacArthur and the US/UN forces continued to ignore their warnings about their occupation of North Korea, the USA very quickly became the new Chinese enemy number one. But not all of the Chinese leadership...
#207 – Taiwan Part 1

#203 – More Foreplay

The Chinese sent the US and UN enough warnings that they wouldn’t idly stand by and allow forces to march into North Korea in 1950. But the US refused to listen. Their arrogance and racist worldview made it impossible to listen. Bizarrely, they interpreted Chinese...

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#207 – Taiwan Part 1

#202 – Kim Buck Tooth

Still convinced the Chinese weren’t going to give him any trouble, MacArthur pushed his troops closer to the Chinese border. When Mao attacked in late October, he decimated American and ROK troops. When they managed to capture a couple of soldiers who happily...
#207 – Taiwan Part 1

#201 – Who’s The Boss

Without permission from the UNSC, the US and ROK forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Truman Administration ordered MacArthur to keep the crossing a secret. He ignored them and broadcast it publicly. He had them by the balls and they knew it. Truman ordered MacArthur...
#207 – Taiwan Part 1

#200 – Spies and Traitors, part two

This is part two of our recent interview with Michael Holzman, author of the great new book: SPIES AND TRAITORS – Kim Philby, James Angleton and the Friendship and Betrayal That Would Shape MI6, the CIA and the Cold War. data-episode-id="919360"...
#207 – Taiwan Part 1

#199 – Spies and Traitors, part one

This is part one of a two-part interview with Michael Holzman, author of the great new book: SPIES AND TRAITORS – Kim Philby, James Angleton and the Friendship and Betrayal That Would Shape MI6, the CIA and the Cold War. data-episode-id="913667"...