How Nixon and Kissinger Aided Genocide in Bangladesh

How Nixon and Kissinger Aided Genocide in Bangladesh 1

Raymond Depardon, Magnum Photos

State-sanctioned violence in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, killed up to 100,000 Bengalis. The Pakistani government was supported by Nixon and Kissinger.

For Americans of a certain age and taste in music, the South Asian crisis of 1971 is remembered primarily for one of the first big concerts for a cause: the Concert for Bangladesh, organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, and featuring Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and other luminaries of 60s rock. Yet as Gary J. Bass reminds us in his new book, The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide, the South Asian crisis left a legacy far more