The Dark Heart of Asia: George Kennan and America’s Pivot to Japan in 1948

In this week’s episode Newsbud’s Asia Brief with Peter Lee: The Dark Heart of Asia: George Kennan and America’s Pivot to Japan in 1948 looks at a crucial decision made by US planners:  To close the books on World War II and place America’s Asian bets on Japan as the keystone of an anti-Communist security system in the Western Pacific.  It’s a decision that assured the future of Japan…and shaped and shattered the lives of millions.

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Show Notes

Report by the Director of the Policy Planning Staff (Kennan)

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