High Seas Buffer: The Taiwan Patrol Force, 1950–1979
High Seas Buffer,
by Bruce A. Elleman, is the 38th monograph in our Newport Paper series. It tells the story of one of the longest naval operations in modern history—officially lasting twenty-nine years, and in a real sense continuing to the present. It was also one of the most successful, since, as a potent symbol of American power, it ensured that frictions over the Taiwan Strait did not escalate into full-blown warfare. In fact, the Taiwan Patrol Force did its job so well that virtually nothing has been written about it until now.
High Seas Buffer: The Taiwan Patrol Force, 1950–1979 can be purchased from the Government Printing Office online bookstore
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