The superb tale of ways Chiang Kai-shek's defeated military got here to dominate the Asian drug trade

After their defeat in China's civil battle, remnants of Chiang Kai-shek's armies took safe haven in Burma prior to being pushed into Thailand and Laos. in keeping with lately declassified govt files, The mystery military: Chiang Kai-shek and the Drug Warlords of the Golden Triangle finds the stunning real tale of what occurred after the chinese language Nationalists misplaced the revolution. Supported by means of Taiwan, the CIA, and the Thai govt, this former military reinvented itself as an anti-communist mercenary strength, scuffling with into the Eighties, prior to finally changing into the drug lords who made the Golden Triangle a family name.

Offering a formerly unseen glance contained in the post-war workings of the Kuomintang military, historians Richard Gibson and Wen-hua Chen discover how this fallen army staff ruled the drug alternate in Southeast Asia for greater than 3 decades.

  • Based on lately published, formerly labeled executive documents
  • Draws on interviews with lively members, in addition to a number of chinese language, Thai, and Burmese written sources
  • Includes distinct insights drawn from writer Richard Gibson's own stories with anti-narcotics trafficking efforts within the Golden Triangle

A interesting examine an untold piece of Chinese—and drug-running—history, The mystery Army bargains a revealing check out the background of 1 of the main notorious drug cartels in Asia.

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