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The Resource Asian American spies : how Asian Americans helped win the Allied victory, Brian Masaru Hayashi, (electronic resource)

Asian American spies : how Asian Americans helped win the Allied victory, Brian Masaru Hayashi, (electronic resource)

Label
Asian American spies : how Asian Americans helped win the Allied victory
Title
Asian American spies
Title remainder
how Asian Americans helped win the Allied victory
Statement of responsibility
Brian Masaru Hayashi
Title variation
How Asian Americans helped win the Allied victory
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Asian Americans were brought into the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner of the CIA, during World War II under the assumption of a secure loyalty. They served as Research Analysts, Special Operations members, Morale Operations propagandists, secret agents gathering covert intelligence and, after the war, as war crimes investigators in East Asia where their cultural and linguistic skills, coupled with the correct "racial uniforms" made them invaluable to America's first centralized intelligence agency. These agents were drawn from New York City to Honolulu where Asian immigrants and their American-born offspring had developed loyalties that were multiple and flexible, not singular and fixed. Despite this, European American OSS recruiters admitted them even as they believed their own loyalty was more certain and fixed since they hailed from families with roots reaching far back into America's past. In their joint struggle against the Imperial Japanese forces, these Asian Americans and their European American OSS colleagues generated propaganda to demoralize the enemy and encourage surrender, gathered overt intelligence from a wide variety of media sources, obtained covert intelligence inside enemy-occupied territory, and trained and executed guerrilla operations scores of miles behind the battlelines where, if captured, they faced torture and execution. Immediately after the war, they conducted war crimes investigations which included some Asian American collaborators, raising questions about the meaning of loyalty. The end result of their activities was not only the satisfaction of seeing Imperial Japan defeated, but a new understanding of loyalty, race, and Asian Americans"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hayashi, Brian Masaru
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Asian American spies
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Propaganda, American
Label
Asian American spies : how Asian Americans helped win the Allied victory, Brian Masaru Hayashi, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Creating an Inclusive, Centralized Intelligence Agency -- Recruiting Asian Americans with the Right Stuff -- Morale Operations and Talking Their Way into Japan -- Fighting Like a Man, Special Operations Style -- The Long and Short of Spying for Research Analysis and Secret Intelligence -- Rescuing POWs, Countering Enemy Spies, and Encountering Collaborators -- Loyalty, Treason, and Asian Americans -- Epilogue: Unveiling the Trojan Horse
Control code
ssj0002453249
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780195338850
Lccn
2021001784
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002453249
Label
Asian American spies : how Asian Americans helped win the Allied victory, Brian Masaru Hayashi, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Creating an Inclusive, Centralized Intelligence Agency -- Recruiting Asian Americans with the Right Stuff -- Morale Operations and Talking Their Way into Japan -- Fighting Like a Man, Special Operations Style -- The Long and Short of Spying for Research Analysis and Secret Intelligence -- Rescuing POWs, Countering Enemy Spies, and Encountering Collaborators -- Loyalty, Treason, and Asian Americans -- Epilogue: Unveiling the Trojan Horse
Control code
ssj0002453249
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780195338850
Lccn
2021001784
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002453249

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