Gold Warriors: America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold
In 1945, US Intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep its riches secret. These would be combined with treasure recovered inside Japan during the US occupation, and with Nazi loot recovered in Europe, to create a worldwide American political action fund to fight communism.
Overseen by General MacArthur, President Truman, and John Foster Dulles, this 'Black Gold' gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America's allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years. Drawing on a vast range of original documents and thousands of hours of interviews, Gold Warriors exposes one of the great state secrets of the twentieth century.
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PROLOGUE BURIED ALIVE
BEHIND THE MASK
THE RAPE OF CHINA
STORMING THE INDIES
HIDING THE PLUNDER
CHAPTER DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
CHAPTER n POINTING THE WAY
SANCTIFYING THE GOLD
CONNECT THE DOTS
EPILOGUE CONFLICT OF INTEREST 95
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