Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Title

Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

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Description

This book offers a detailed account of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) effort to help South Vietnamese authorities win the loyalty of the Vietnamese peasantry and suppress the Viet Cong. Covering the CIA engagement from 1954 to mid-1972, it provides a thorough analysis of the agency and its partners. The book comprehensively documents the CIA's role in the rural pacification of South Vietnam, drawing from secret archives to which the author had unrestricted access. In addition to a chronology of operations, the book explores the assumptions, political values, and cultural outlooks of not only the CIA and other United States government agencies, but also of the peasants, Viet Cong, and Saigon government forces competing for their loyalty.

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

978-0-8131-2561-9

eISBN

978-0-8131-7357-3 (pdf version)

eISBN

978-0-8131-3933-3 (epub version)

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.001.0001

Keywords

CIA, Vietnam War, Peasantry, Viet Cong, Rural pacification, South Vietnam, Saigon, United States

Disciplines

History | Military History

Notes

Foreword by Donald P. Gregg.