Operation Broken Reed

Operation Broken Reed

Truman's Secret North Korean Spy Mission That Averted World War III

eBook - 2007
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At the height of the Korean War, President Truman launched one of the most important intelligence - gathering operations in history. So valuable were the mission's findings about the North Korean-Soviet-Chinese alliance that it is no stretch to say they prevented World War III. Only one man? sworn to secrecy for a half-century?survived Operation Broken Reed. Arthur Boyd recalls his role as cryptographer on a team of Army Rangers, Navy Frogmen, Air Force officers, and CIA operatives that posed as the captured crew of a B-29 bomber in January 1952. Given cover names and cyanide caps.
Publisher: [Cambridge, Mass.] : Da Capo Press, ©2007
ISBN: 9780786732616
078673261X
9780786720866
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxi, 280 pages)

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Mar 10, 2014

Today's fear of terrorism pales next to the anxiety and dread Americans felt about the communist menace.

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No, death before torture and pain sort of thing.

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