Dai Li, Milton Miles, and the Foundation of SACO

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:
Dai Li, Milton Miles, and the Foundation of SACO

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This chapter focuses on the foundation of the Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) and the relationship between Dai Li and American naval officer Milton Miles. It suggests that Shen Zui, in his account of SACO, misrepresented the relationship between his former master and Miles, who as determined to support Dai Li as the undisputed head of their joint Sino-American intelligence operation from its very inception. It argues that Dai Li was able to a certain distance from the Americans so that he would not be identified as their running dog.

Keywords: SACO; Dai Li; Milton Miles; Shen Zui; intelligence operation

Chapter.  3736 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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