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Death Squads

Frederic Wakeman

in Spymaster

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780520234079
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928763 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520234079.003.0012
Death Squads

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This chapter focuses on the death squads of the Shanghai Station of Juntong. It explains that kidnapping was a specialty of the secret agents commanded by Dai Li, and it was conducted on a vast scale that by 1937, Special Services Department (SSD) agents boasted that they could kidnap anybody, anyplace, anytime. It discusses the use of standard gangland technique of hustling their victim into a waiting automobile at gunpoint from behind, the dehumanization of victims through torture and the disposal of the victims' bodies.

Keywords: death squads; Juntong; Shanghai Station; Dai Li; SSD; kidnapping; torture; dehumanization

Chapter.  5283 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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