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The Green Berets in the land of a million elephants : U.S. Army special warfare and the secret war in Laos 1959-74

Author: Joseph D Celeski
Publisher: Havertown, PA : Casemate Publishers, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 1959 to 1974, the Army Special Forces of the United States served the ambassadors to Laos in the prosecution of the "secret war" that aimed to prevent the spread of communism, support the Royal Lao Government, and additionally deter NVA incursion into Laos. - book jacket
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph D Celeski
ISBN: 1612006655 9781612006659 9781612006666 1612006663
OCLC Number: 1028210253
Description: xiv, 346 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Army special warfare and the war in Laos --
Background --
American military assistance --
Operation White Star: Green Berets at war --
U.S. Army Special Forces in Laos 1966-1974 --
Epilogue: Legacy and lessons learned.
Responsibility: Joseph D. Celeski.

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The first full history of the U.S. Army Special Forces who served and fought in the Secret War in Laos.  Read more...

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"A strength of this account is the many working-level veterans of service in Laos the author contacted and quoted, often from journals or letters they wrote at the time of their service, adding Read more...

 
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