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LIGNET: 1971 CIA Analysis Supports Japan's Claim to Senkaku Islands

Friday, 17 Jan 2014 07:25 PM

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A Taiwanese fishing boat, right, is blocked by a Japanese Coast Guard vessel near the disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku islands in the East China Sea on Sept. 25, 2012. (SAM YEH/AFP/GettyImages)

LIGNET: 1971 CIA Analysis Supports Japan’s Claim to Senkaku Islands A recently declassified U.S. intelligence report from May 1971 provides rich, startling details about the complicated international dispute over the Japanese-administered Senkaku Islands. After conducting sophisticated examinations of the historical, legal, geopolitical and cartographic evidence, the CIA report reaches a conclusion that leans strongly in favor of the Japanese claim of sovereignty.


Click here to read the full analysis of the CIA report at LIGNET.com.


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