Us - Tibet

Robert Siegel speaks with John Kenneth Knaus (kuh-NOWS), the author of "Orphans of the Cold War: The United States, China, and the Tragedy of Modern Tibet." Knaus worked for the CIA for 44 years. He talks about how the US secretly supported the independence movement in Tibet as part of its cold war strategy against communism. After rapprochement with China in 1974, military assistance to Tibet rebels ceased, which the Dalai Lama says was a positive development. (7:30) {STATIONS NOTE:} Knaus' book is published by Public Affairs, May 1999.



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