Spies and commandos : how America lost the secret war in North Vietnam / Kenneth Conboy and Dale Andradé.
By: Conboy, Kenneth J.
Contributor(s): Andradé, Dale.Material type: TextSeries: Modern war studies: Publisher: Lawrence, KS : University Press of Kansas, c2000Description: x, 347 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0700610022 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780700610020 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780700611478 (pbk.); 0700611479 (pbk.).Subject(s): Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Military intelligence -- United States | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Commando operations -- Vietnam (Democratic Republic)Additional physical formats: Online version:: Spies and commandos.DDC classification: 959.704/38 Other classification: 15.75
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"During the Vietnamese war, the United States sought to undermine Hanoi's subversion of the Saigon regime by sending Vietnamese operatives behind enemy line. A secret to most Americans, this covert operation was far from secret in Hanoi; all of the commandos were killed or captured, and many were turned by the Communitsts to report false information. [This book] traces the rise and demise of this secret operation started by the CIA in 1960 and expanded by the Pentagon beginning in 1964". -- Jacket.
Trojan Horses -- Singletons -- Airborne Agents -- Second Wind -- Vulcan -- Bang and Burn -- Nasty Boats -- Sacred Sword Patriot's League -- Switchback -- New Management -- Sea Commandos -- Tonkin Gulf -- Maritime Options -- Frustration Syndrome -- Premonitions -- Suspicious Minds -- Strata -- Red Dragon -- Short-Term Targets -- Denouement -- Guerrillas in Their Midst -- Urgency -- Closing the Gate -- Backdoor -- Exceptions to the Rule -- The Quiet One -- Last Missions -- Defeat.