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A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA / Joshua Kurlantzick.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

"Using recently declassified records and extensive interviews, Kurlantzick shows for the first time how the CIA's clandestine adventures in one small, Southeast Asian country became the template for how the United States has conducted war ever since--all the way to today's war on terrorism."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 959.70438 .K968g 2017 (Text) 37814003106391 NON-FICTION Book None 06/13/2017 Available -
Hood River County Library 959.40434 KUR 2017 (Text) 33892100443291 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 03/21/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781451667868
  • ISBN: 1451667868
  • ISBN: 9781451667882
  • ISBN: 1451667884
  • Physical Description: 323 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-310) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Baci -- The CIA's first war -- Vang Pao, Bill Lair, Tony Poe, and Bill Sullivan -- Laos before the CIA, and the CIA before Laos -- The CIA meets Laos -- Operation Momentum begins -- Kennedy expands Momentum -- The not-so-secret secret: keeping a growing operation hidden -- Enter the bombers -- The wider war -- Massacre -- Going for broke -- The victory and the loss -- The secret war becomes public -- Defeat and retreat -- Skyline Ridge -- Final days -- Laos and the CIA: the legacy -- Aftermath.
Summary, etc.:
"Using recently declassified records and extensive interviews, Kurlantzick shows for the first time how the CIA's clandestine adventures in one small, Southeast Asian country became the template for how the United States has conducted war ever since--all the way to today's war on terrorism." -- Dust jacket.
Subject: United States. Central Intelligence Agency > History > 20th century.
United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
Vietnam War (1961-1975)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Campaigns > Laos
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Secret service > United States
Military campaigns.
Secret service
Laos.
United States
Genre: History.

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