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Update: H-Diplo Article Review 588 on “Mao Zedong and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.” Journal of Cold War Studies 15:1

Please note that the header for this article review should be as follows (the original link to the PDF version has been updated):

Enrico Maria Fardella.  “Mao Zedong and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.”  Cold War History 15:1 (February 2015):  73-88.  DOI:  10.1080/14682745.2014.971017.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14682745.2014.971017

(Corrects the title of the journal under review to Cold War History).

[Updated] [PDF] H-Diplo Article Review 588

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PDF version of H-Diplo Article Review 588 on Enrico Maria Fardella.  “Mao Zedong and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.”  Cold War History 15:1 (February 2015):  73-88.  DOI:  10.1080/14682745.2014.971017.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14682745.2014.971017

[Updated to correct the title of the reviewed journal to Cold War History from Journal of Cold War Studies]

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The H-Diplo publication schedule for the period 15 February to 11 March is as follows:

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1. H-Diplo Roundtable Review of Jennifer Thigpen, Island Queens and Mission Wives: How Gender and Empire Remade Hawai'i's Pacific World. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014.

Introduction by David Igler, University of California, Irvine

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Jennifer Fish Kashay, Colorado State University

Public Statement from the CIA’s Historical Review Panel (Jervis)

From: Robert Jervis, Columbia University

Public Statement from the CIA’s Historical Review Panel

Professor Tami Biddle

Department of National Security and Strategy

US Army War College

Professor William Inboden

Clements Center for National Security and

LBJ School of Public Affairs

University of Texas-Austin

Professor Robert Jervis (Chair)

Department of Political Science

Columbia University

H-Diplo Article Review 588 on “Mao Zedong and the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.” Journal of Cold War Studies 15:1

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No. 588
Published on 12 February 2016

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Re: H-Diplo Article Review 565 on “‘Hiding behind the Humanitarian Label’: Refugees, Repatriates, and the Rebuilding of America’s Benevolent Image after the Vietnam War.” [6 November 2015]

I realize I am very late in offering a comment on Professor Stur's article so I will be brief.
The basis for the "blood bath" argument was the massacre of approximately two thousand
South Vietnamese civilians carried out by the N.L.F during their occupation of Hue during
The Tet Offensive from February to March, 1968 .
On a personal note, I served in the U.S.Army (97th Field Artillery Battalion) and was called up to Saigon during the Offensive)
I did not believe there would be a "blood bath" when the war ended in April, 1975

Paul Dunn

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