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And here is the start of the article on the Taiwan Straits Crisis itself...
Sixty years have come and gone, but the sun has yet to set
on the Taiwan Straits Crisis. Stranded on the rocky island of secrecy amid the
storms of the Cold War (1947-1991), the mists of time should not be permitted
to veil the lessons that must be learned. In the U.S. during the early 1950s, Eisenhower
was in office, China was engaged in a civil war, the Soviets were antsy, and
the Air Force longed to hear the words ‘the pickle is hot’, indicating they
were free to unload armaments. The only thing missing from the high-tension
plot was a bevy of brilliant beauties unless, of course, you consider Madam Chiang
Kai-shek and Hedy Lamar.
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