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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
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
1960. President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation. Washington feared the country would fall to communism, triggering a domino effect in the rest of Southeast Asia. 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. Kurlantzick shows how the brutal war lasted nearly two decades, killed one-tenth of Laos's total population, and changed the nature of the CIA forever
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Label
A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA, Joshua Kurlantzick
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118423236
  • 31223118421719
  • 31223118423376
  • 31223118423285
  • 31223118423293
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 -- Massacre -- 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
Label
A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA, Joshua Kurlantzick
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118423236
  • 31223118421719
  • 31223118423376
  • 31223118423285
  • 31223118423293
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 -- Massacre -- 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

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