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June 16, 1999 | JIM MANN, Jim Mann's column appears in this space every Wednesday
What would happen if America and its allies were to intervene to protect the rights of Tibetans under Chinese rule in much the same fashion as the NATO allies just did on behalf of the people of Kosovo? The answer is that the United States already tried, a long time ago. For years, during the 1950s and '60s, the CIA actively backed the Tibetan cause with arms, military training, money, air support and all sorts of other help. It didn't work out well at all.
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June 16, 1999 | JIM MANN, Jim Mann's column appears in this space every Wednesday
What would happen if America and its allies were to intervene to protect the rights of Tibetans under Chinese rule in much the same fashion as the NATO allies just did on behalf of the people of Kosovo? The answer is that the United States already tried, a long time ago. For years, during the 1950s and '60s, the CIA actively backed the Tibetan cause with arms, military training, money, air support and all sorts of other help. It didn't work out well at all.
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