Decent interval : an insider's account of Saigon's indecent end told by the CIA's chief strategy analyst in Vietnam (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Decent interval : an insider's account of Saigon's indecent end told by the CIA's chief strategy analyst in Vietnam

Author: Frank Snepp
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Twenty-fifth Anniversary EditionView all editions and formats
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"Widely regarded as a classic on the Vietnam War, Decent Interval provides a scathing critique of the CIA's role in and final departure from that conflict. The book was written at great risk and ultimately at great sacrifice by an author who had believed in the CIA's cause but was disillusioned by the agency's treacherous withdrawal, leaving thousands of Vietnamese allies to the mercy of an angry enemy. It remains  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Snepp
ISBN: 0700612130 9780700612130
OCLC Number: 1142529575
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, 1977. With new foreword.
Includes index.
Description: xxv, 590 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Gloria Emerson --
pt. 1. First Rites --
Homecoming --
A Great Day --
In Good Faith --
Leaves from a Pocket Notebook --
Son of Cease-Fire --
Martin's Embassy --
Nibblers and Anti-Nibblers --
Fiscal Whores --
pt. 2. The Unraveling --
Improvisatory Offensive --
A Thousand Cuts --
Hail-Fellow --
Pyrrhic Victories --
Blossoming Lotus --
Light at the Top --
Glass Mountain --
Black Box --
Cannonball to Papa Lima --
Ides of March --
Piece of My Tongue --
pt. 3. Collapse --
Primary Responsibility --
Limp Little Rags --
The Bombing --
Spotlighting --
Eagle Pull --
Discarded Luxury --
Worst Case --
Controlled Conditions --
Panic Button --
A Bargain Whose Day Has Passed --
Secret Caller --
Polarized Thinking --
High-Class Chauffeur --
Our Turn --
They're in the Halls --
Morning --
Afternoon --
Evening. Postscript: Internal Hemorrhaging --
CIA's Official Recommendation for Honor and Merit Award for Frank Snepp --
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Responsibility: Frank Snepp ; with a new foreword by Gloria Emerson.

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Widely regarded as a classic on the Vietnam War, Decent Interval provides a scathing critique of the CIA's role in and final departure from that conflict. Still the most detailed and respected  Read more...

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"A great service to everyone's understanding of what happened in Vietnam in the spring of 1975. . . . Other accounts of that time will have to be measured against what Snepp, from his unique and Read more...

 
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