Seventh Fleet Standoff: A Two-Cut Analysis of the Decision to Neutralize Taiwan in June 1950*

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Eric P. Swanson

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Eric P. Swanson, Villanova University

Eric P. Swanson graduated summa cum laude from Niagara University in 2004 and earned a M.A. from American Military University in 2012. He will receive his M.A. from Villanova University’s Department of Political Science in May 2015. Prior to attending graduate school at Villanova, Eric was a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot and commander in the United States Army. Eric thanks Dr. David Barrett for his guidance and encouragement, especially his invaluable assistance in research strategies to find recently declassified documents that greatly enhanced this article.