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China Intelligence Through Mao's Death Declassified

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China Intelligence Through Mao's Death Declassified

China Intelligence Through Mao's Death Declassified

China Intelligence Through Mao's Death Declassified

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The National Intelligence Council, which compiles reports based on the views of various spy agencies, publicly issued a declassified collection "Tracking the Dragon" of 71 National Intelligence Estimates on China from 1948 to 1976, the year that Communist leader Mao Zedong died.

Guests:

James Mann, author-in-residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; author of About Face: A History of America's Curious Relationship with China, From Nixon to Clinton.

Ambassador Winston Lord, former ambassador to China and currently co-chairman of the International Rescue Committee.