U.S. Intelligence on Asia: new digital document collection now available

By Mary Fisk|July 27, 2017|Archival collections, China and Inner Asia, History, Japan, Korea, Politics and International Relations, South East Asia|

SOAS Library has recently subscribed to the archival document collection U.S. Intelligence on Asia (1945-1991)  from Brill Online Primary Resources.

This resource is available to all Library users on-site. SOAS staff and students can also access this off-site via their institutional login.

The resource can be accessed through the Library’s A-Z databases. Click here to go to the appropriate page of the index, and then scroll through the list of resources

The collection brings together declassified documents illustrating the activities (both successes and failures) of the United States intelligence community in Asia during the Cold War period. There is a particular emphasis on relations with China, North Vietnam and North Korea (as the US’s principal antagonists during this period), but there are also documents relating to activities in Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.

You can browse the document collection by year, or search by keywords.

Background information on the era, a glossary, and a bibliography are also provided to place the documents in their political and historical context.

File:A Forward Air Controller O1-E Bird Dog aircraft is shown here in reconnaissance role near a Special Forces Camp in the Republic of Vietnam.jpg

English: A Forward Air Controller O1-E “Bird Dog” aircraft is shown here in reconnaissance role near a Special Forces Camp in the Republic of Vietnam. USAF Photo
Date 12 September 2002, 09:49:25
Source https://media.defense.gov/2004/Jan/20/2000595127/-1/-1/0/020903-O-9999R-023.JPG
Author Unknown, U.S. Air Force archived photograph

Image via: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Forward_Air_Controller_O1-E_Bird_Dog_aircraft_is_shown_here_in_reconnaissance_role_near_a_Special_Forces_Camp_in_the_Republic_of_Vietnam.jpg

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