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Asia @ War 28 – The Erawan War – Volume 2: The CIA Paramilitary Campaign in Laos, 1969-1974

AUTHOR – Ken Conboy


FORMAT – Softback

PAGES – 64


ISBN – 978 1 915070 60 9


1 in stock

Category: Product ID: 14246


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 attacks.

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Weight0.25 kg


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