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The Resource Battle for Skyline Ridge : the CIA secret war in Laos, James E. Parker, Jr

Battle for Skyline Ridge : the CIA secret war in Laos, James E. Parker, Jr

Label
Battle for Skyline Ridge : the CIA secret war in Laos
Title
Battle for Skyline Ridge
Title remainder
the CIA secret war in Laos
Statement of responsibility
James E. Parker, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first complete account of the secret battle of Skyline Ridge, 1972, when a ragtag Laos-Thai army supported by the CIA threw back a vast NVA army
  • "In the 1960s and '70s, the Laotian Civil War became a covert theater for the conflict in Vietnam, with the US paramilitary backing the Royal Lao government in what came to be known among the CIA as the Secret War. In late 1971, the North Vietnamese Army launched Campaign Z, invading northern Laos on a mission to defeat the Royal Lao Army. General Giap had specifically ordered the NVA troops to kill the CIA army and occupy its field headquarters in the Long Tieng valley. The NVA faced the small rag-tag army of Vang Pao, mostly Thai irregulars recruited to fight for the CIA. But thousands more were quickly recruited, trained, and rushed into position in Laos to defend against the impending NVA invasion. Despite overwhelming odds in the NVA's favor, the battle raged for more than one hundred days--the longest battle in the Vietnam War. In the end, it all came down to Skyline Ridge. Whoever won Skyline, won Laos. Historian James E. Parker Jr. served as a CIA paramilitary officer in Laos. In this authoritative personal account, Parker draws from his own firsthand experience as well as extensive research into CIA files and North Vietnamese after-action reports in order to tell the full story of the battle of Skyline Ridge" --
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1942-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, James E.
Dewey number
959.704/342
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS557.8.L3
LC item number
P37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Laos
  • United States
  • Politics and government
  • Military campaigns
  • Secret service
  • Laos
  • United States
Label
Battle for Skyline Ridge : the CIA secret war in Laos, James E. Parker, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • LS 36 and LS 85
  • The mighty ravens
  • 1968
  • About face
  • 1970
  • The Royal Thai Army's 13th Infantry Regiment
  • The Tahan Sua Pran
  • Campaign 74B
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre and the Thai Irregulars to the rescue
  • Back to the PDJ
  • Origins
  • PDJ fight
  • Phase I Skyline
  • January 14, 1972
  • Phase II Skyline
  • VP's end-around
  • Hill 1800
  • Sam Thong and CC Pad Falls
  • Final showdown at CC and CB
  • So what happened
  • Epilogue
  • Enter Vang Pao
  • Appendix:
  • The aircraft over Northern Laos
  • Spanner in the works
  • Test of concept
  • Air America
  • Geneva Accords, 1962
  • The secret war takes form
  • Relegated to the shadows
Control code
on1112371515
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 200 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612007052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
Battle for Skyline Ridge : the CIA secret war in Laos, James E. Parker, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [193]-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • LS 36 and LS 85
  • The mighty ravens
  • 1968
  • About face
  • 1970
  • The Royal Thai Army's 13th Infantry Regiment
  • The Tahan Sua Pran
  • Campaign 74B
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre and the Thai Irregulars to the rescue
  • Back to the PDJ
  • Origins
  • PDJ fight
  • Phase I Skyline
  • January 14, 1972
  • Phase II Skyline
  • VP's end-around
  • Hill 1800
  • Sam Thong and CC Pad Falls
  • Final showdown at CC and CB
  • So what happened
  • Epilogue
  • Enter Vang Pao
  • Appendix:
  • The aircraft over Northern Laos
  • Spanner in the works
  • Test of concept
  • Air America
  • Geneva Accords, 1962
  • The secret war takes form
  • Relegated to the shadows
Control code
on1112371515
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 200 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781612007052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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