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SACO Training Camps

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/9780520234079.003.0021
SACO Training Camps

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This chapter describes the training camps of the Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO) in China. It explains that while the goal of the program was to train Chinese guerrillas to fight the Japanese, the majority of SACO officers and enlisted men were assigned to the Happy Valley headquarters where they combined a kind of boy-scout field-training program with instruction in the deadlier arts of assassination, sabotage, and small-group warfare. According to Milton Miles, the SACO guerrilla army reached a total number of 97,000 Chinese and 3,000 Americans who killed about 71,000 Japanese.

Keywords: training camps; SACO; guerrilla army; assassination; sabotage; small-group warfare; Milton Miles

Chapter.  5223 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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