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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

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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
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Language
eng
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. In 1960, President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation few Americans had ever heard of. Washington feared the country would fall to communism, triggering a domino effect in the rest of Southeast Asia. So in January 1961, Eisenhower approved the CIA s Operation Momentum, a plan to create a proxy army of ethnic Hmong to fight communist forces in Laos. While remaining largely hidden from the American public and most of Congress, Momentum became the largest CIA paramilitary operation in the history of the United States. The brutal war, which continued under Presidents Kennedy and Nixon, lasted nearly two decades, killed one-tenth of Laos s total population, left thousands of unexploded bombs in the ground, and changed the nature of the CIA forever
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
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10550841
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DLC
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1976-
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Kurlantzick, Joshua
Dewey number
959.704/38
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA
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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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Publication
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"A Council on Foreign Relations book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-310) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn948748112
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
Label
A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA, Joshua Kurlantzick
Publication
Note
"A Council on Foreign Relations book."
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
Control code
ocn948748112
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

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