The Resource At war in the shadow of Vietnam : U.S. military aid to the Royal Lao government, 1955-1975, Timothy N. Castle

At war in the shadow of Vietnam : U.S. military aid to the Royal Lao government, 1955-1975, Timothy N. Castle

Label
At war in the shadow of Vietnam : U.S. military aid to the Royal Lao government, 1955-1975
Title
At war in the shadow of Vietnam
Title remainder
U.S. military aid to the Royal Lao government, 1955-1975
Statement of responsibility
Timothy N. Castle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On December 2, 1975, the Lao monarchy was abolished and replaced by the Lao People's Democratic Republic. This marked the end of a controversial U.S. policy in which the State Department, the CIA, the Department of Defense, and the United States Agency for International Development supplied covert military aid to a nation that was technically neutral. At War in the Shadow of Vietnam is the first book to recount the full story of U.S. covert activity in Laos from 1955 to 1975. Based on newly declassifled materials as well as interviews with scores of key American and Laotian participants, it describes in detail the structure and execution of America's "secret war" and the long-term consequences. In an effort to defend the Lao kingdom - and to disrupt the flow of communist arms, material, and soldiers traversing Laos en route to South Vietnam - the U.S. created and clandestinely administered a covert military aid plan that fueled a unique and little-known conflict. Castle chronicles the close relationship between the CIA and the Lao army, the role of the CIA's proprietary airline, Air America, and the evolution of U.S.-Thailand cooperation and the impact of Thai support on the Lao military assistance program. Until now, the covert war in Laos has been documented only in fragmented and speculative fashion. By synthesizing an enormous amount of source material - much of it gathered in Laos - Castle not only deepens our understanding of American intervention in Southeast Asia but also provides a masterful reconstruction of a secretive and ultimately tragic episode in United States foreign policy
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Castle, Timothy N.
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS558.6.L3
LC item number
C37 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Vietnam War
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Military assistance, American
  • Military assistance, American
  • Politics and government
  • Vietnam-oorlog
  • Militärhilfe
  • Laos
  • Laos
  • United States
  • USA
  • Laos
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At war in the shadow of Vietnam : U.S. military aid to the Royal Lao government, 1955-1975, Timothy N. Castle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-196) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Neutrality that doesn't work -- Conflict, diplomacy, and covert operations -- The Geneva facade: see, hear, and speak no evil -- SECSTATE theater of war -- William Sullivan's war -- Changing war; changing rules -- The denouement of U.S. military aid to the royal Lao government -- Conclusions on a "nonattributable" war
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780231079761
Lccn
92044151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)27146454
  • (OCoLC)ocm27146454
Label
At war in the shadow of Vietnam : U.S. military aid to the Royal Lao government, 1955-1975, Timothy N. Castle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Neutrality that doesn't work -- Conflict, diplomacy, and covert operations -- The Geneva facade: see, hear, and speak no evil -- SECSTATE theater of war -- William Sullivan's war -- Changing war; changing rules -- The denouement of U.S. military aid to the royal Lao government -- Conclusions on a "nonattributable" war
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780231079761
Lccn
92044151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27146454
  • (OCoLC)ocm27146454

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