THE ERAWAN WAR VOLUME 2 - ASIA @ WAR
The CIA Paramilitary Campaign in Laos, 1969-1974
Autore: Ken Conboy
Il secondo volume descrive in dettaglio l’evoluzione dell'operazione della CIA in Laos. Attraverso foto e mappe, esamina le unità coinvolte, dai reggimenti di guerriglia ai commando top secret.
During a closed-door meeting of Washington policy makers on 31 March 1971, a senior CIA officer informed National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger that the agency was controlling up to 8 divisions of indigenous troops in Laos. “When the CIA reaches the point of having the largest army in Southeast Asia,” retorted Kissinger, “we better review the program!”.
The Erawan War, Volume 2 details how the CIA operation in Laos reached that point, becoming its largest paramilitary operation of the Cold War. With photos and maps, it covers the wide range of CIA-supported units in Laos, from guerrilla regiments that went toe-to-toe with the North Vietnamese army in pitched campaigns, to top-secret commandos that crossed borders to wage clandestine sabotage attack
72 foto in bianco e nero, 65 a colori e 3 profili a colori
21 x 30