The Decision Analysis Regarding Chiang Kai-Shek$S Hiring and Interaction with Foreign Military Advisors after 1949

Project: A - Government Institutionb - National Science and Technology Council

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This research discusses the decision analysis regarding Chiang Kai-Shek's hiring and interaction with foreign military advisors after 1949. Since 1949, Chiang Kai-shek’s hired ex-Japanese and ex-German military officers as advisors to train the ROC Armed Forces. At the same time, the United States sent its military advisors to assist the military defense of ROC and supervise the use of the U.S-supplied military equipment in ROC Armed Forces. In this study the main stress falls on the Chiang Kai-shek’s decision-making processes, and the interaction among him and these advisors. Starting in 1950 with PRC invasion on the Korean Peninsula, the United States made its backing of ROC more pronounced, normalizing relations with the government, supplying it with economic aid, military training, operational intelligence on the battlefield, and weapons. Therefore, it is worthy while examining the role of US military advisors in Taiwan more closely. Although large numbers of studies have been made on the history of Japanese military advisors, little is known about the Chiang’s reasons for hiring different foreign military advisors and the real impact of these advisors’ work and suggestion for decades. In this study, let us discuss the subject from Allison’s decision-making models. The study will make a comprehensive use of several approaches to support its main arguments. The approaches employed include: 1) the theories of decision-making; 2) the analysis of relative historical material and documents. These approaches will help explore the relationship among Chiang Kai-shek and foreign military advisors and organizational and governmental factors of ROC Armed Forces toward foreign military advisors performance.
Effective start/end date8/1/167/31/17


  • Chiang Kai-shek
  • ROC military
  • the U
  • S-Taiwan relationship
  • military advisors


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