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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
Genre
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
Tone
Writing style
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10550841
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
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
  • HISTORY / Military / Vietnam War
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intelligence & Espionage
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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
Instantiates
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
Control code
948748112
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
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
Control code
948748112
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

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