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Red Orchestra vs Chorus of Blues

'Red Orchestra' vs 'Chorus of Blues' GPD THE Rand Corporation is a very significant think tank of the American foreign and defence policy-makers. Sometimes they come out with very perceptive reading of the moves of what the corporation calls "communist imperialism". It is not that they alone are perceptive. They are so important that their being perceptive matters. If our memory docs not fail us the Rand Corporation had come out with an interpretation of the address Lin Biao had delivered in 1965 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the victory of China in the anti-Japanese war. The bombing of Vietnam had begun in February 1965. The Rand Corporation's interpretation of the Lin Biao address was that China was not going to intervene in Vietnam, that is, send its troops to fight in Vietnam. A year earlier, in 1964, a news item in Washington Post (again if our memory does not lail us) had already signalled the same by listing out the conditions under which the Chinese troops would actually move into Vietnam, There was no question of all these conditions being met, thus necessitating the Chinese intervention.

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