Stilwell's Mission to China

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Contents
PART ONE
ChapterPage
I. AID TO CHINA INVOLVES THE U.S. ARMY3
China Seeks U.S. Aid7
Origins of Lend-Lease Aid for China13
Putting Air Power in China: The AVG and Currie's Lend-Lease Program17
The Indochina Crisis and Aid to China21
The Thirty Division Program25
Creation of the American Military Mission to China (AMMISCA)27
AMMISCA Receives Its Orders29
The Chinese Army, Fall 194132
The Generalissimo Warns of Peril37
AMMISCA's Appraisal of the Thirty Division Program41
AMMISCA, Lend-Lease, and the Line of Communications44
Summary48
II. WAR CREATES A CHINA THEATER AND A U.S. TASK FORCE TO CHINA50
The Chungking Conferences52
The Tulsa Incident57
The Creation of an Allied China Theater61
The U.S. Role: A Second Mission or a Theater?63
Selection of Stilwell and His Directive for China70
Moving Toward a Large Concept76
Summary80
III. STILWELL BEGINS HIS MISSION81
The Command Situation, China-Burma-India, March 194286
Early U.S. Logistical and Administrative Problems90
Stilwell's First Problems93
Darkening Prospects for Burma's Defenders99
The Chinese Expeditionary Force103
The Chinese Begin Their Fight105
The Loss of Air Cover109
The AVG Keeps Up the Fight112
The Attempts To Reinforce114
Summary117

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