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The Resource A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA, Joshua Kurlantzick

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

Label
A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA
Title
A great place to have a war
Title remainder
America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Kurlantzick
Title variation
America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Joshua Kurlantzick gives us the definitive account of the Laos war and its central characters, including the four key people who led the operation—the CIA operative who came up with the idea, the Hmong general who led the proxy army in the field, the paramilitary specialist who trained the Hmong, and the State Department careerist who took control over the war as it grew
Summary
The untold story of how America’s secret war in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy
Tone
Writing style
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10550841
Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Kurlantzick, Joshua
Dewey number
959.704/38
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.8.L3
LC item number
K87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Target audience
adult
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America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA
Label
A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA, Joshua Kurlantzick
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-310) 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
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 -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781451667868
Lccn
2016005352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948748112
  • (OCoLC)ocn948748112
  • 524997
Label
A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA, Joshua Kurlantzick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-310) 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
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 -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
323 pages
Isbn
9781451667868
Lccn
2016005352
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948748112
  • (OCoLC)ocn948748112
  • 524997

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