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and Development Planning in China, Mouton, The Hague and Paris 1974.

41 The sections on pre-liberation South Vietnam in the Asian Development Bank volume Southeast Asia's Economy in the 1970s, Longman, London 1971, are not witliout interest for those able and willing to read between the lines; but see also Cheryl Payer's chapter "Money to Burn: At War in Indochina" in The Debt Trap, Penguin Books, London 1974, and G Kolko's "The United States Effort to Mobilize World Bank Aid to Saigon", in Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol V, No 1, 1975.

4a It would be foolhardy to attempt a limited bibliography of even merely the economic aspects of militarism, but readers should acquaint themselves with one or two basic texts such as chapter seven of P A Baran and P M Sweezy, Monopoly Capital, MR Press, New York 1966; SIPRI, The Arms Trade with the Third World, Humanities Press, New York 1971; F Cook, The Warfare State, London 1963; D-Horowitz (Ed.) Corporations and the Cold War, MR Press, London 1969; M Klare, War Without End, Vintage Books, New York 1972; "L C Lewin", Report from Iron Mountain, London 1968; Seymour Melman, "The Economic Consequences of Intervention and Disengagement'^, in E C Ravenal (Ed.): Peace with China?, Liveright, New York 1971.

4 8 The frailty and lack of guts of neo-colonial puppet armies are now both legendary and abundantly on record (as most recently made evident in the fold-up of resistance in Cambodia and Vietnam in the early part of 1975 on the part of the mercenaries). It is instructive, however, to look more deeply into the question of morale, and for this purpose the performance of US forces in support of puppet regimes is enlightening:

sec, for instance, R W Thompson, Cry Korea, Panther Books, London, 1956; J Tuns-tall, I Fought in Korea, Lawrence and Wishart, London 1953; R Boyle, The Flowering Dragon, Ramparts Press, San Francisco 1972. The attentive reader will, of course, have followed the material on US military disintegration in Vietnam via the press and pamphlets and publications of disillusioned veterans. A number, as is now irrefutably documented, actually crossed over and joined the NLF; others became sympathetic in captivity (see G Smith: POW- Two Tears with the Vietcong, Ramparts Press, San Francisco 1972.)

44 See Joyce Kolko, America and the Crisis of World Capitalism, Beacon Press, Boston 1974.

45 As far as South-East Asia is concerned, the area fell so obviously in the American sphere of influence at the beginning that the Soviet Union initially paid it little attention: see C B McLane, Soviet Strategies in Southeast Asia, Princeton University Press, New Jersey 1966.



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