Henry in South Asia

Kissinger and the violent suppression of Bangladesh.

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When war erupted in South Asia in 1971, President Richard Nixon and his national security advisor, Henry Kissinger, expressed their displeasure with the way the Indian government was acting. While discussing the war with Kissinger one day, the president fumed: “The Indians need — what they need really is a —” Kissinger chimed in: “They’re such bastards.” […]

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