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Riassunto: An account of the wartime murder of a suspected North Vietnamese double agent describes how higher-ups, including the CIA, gave three Green Berets the go-ahead to assassinate a suspected spy. Reprint.
From Kirkus Reviews: A tale of intrigue between the CIA and the Green Berets during the Vietnam War, by the author of The Vietnam Fact Book (1987 paperback). In 1969, a captured photograph suggested that a Vietnamese employed by the Green Berets as an agent, one Thai Khac Chuyen, was actually a North Vietnamese soldier. Chuyen was involved in the gathering of intelligence to support the Nixon Administration's recently begun secret bombings of Cambodia. Green Beret operatives pulled him in, determined that he was compromised, and went to the CIA for instructions--which were, off the record, to kill Chuyen. The operatives asked for official confirmation, but it was late in coming, so, with the approval of the Green Beret commander, Col. Robert Rheault, the operatives shot Chuyen and dumped the body at sea. Then an official communication arrived from the CIA not to proceed, followed by an investigation by the Army and then a media blitz and a ``show trial'' of eight Green Berets in the US. The trial was quickly shut down because of its embarrassment to the Green Berets and to the Nixon Administration's secret conduct of the war. Stein, an Army intelligence officer at the time, is able to tell the full story because of the Official Secrets Act, which declassified relevant documents. He has interviewed the principals and here dramatizes their roles as a novelist might; he lays out clearly the convoluted chronology. What emerges is a high-minded Green Beret command sullied by covert operations, and an eternally sleazy CIA running death squads through its Phoenix program. Well done, and of historical interest because the trial prompted Daniel Ellsberg's leak of The Pentagon Papers to The New York Times, heralding both the end of the war and of the Nixon Administration. (Twenty-four pages of photographs and maps--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro St Martins Mass Market Paper, 1993. Condizione libro: Fair. Reprint. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP93305172
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0312929196I5N10
Descrizione libro SMP, 1993. Softcover / Paperback. Condizione libro: Fine. First edition. Paperback. In 1969, an American Green Beret pulled the trigger of a silenced .22 - igniting a murder case that shocked America and changed the course of the Vietnam war. A suspected North Vietnamese double agent was executed by 3 young Green Berets. The soldiers' commander had given them the go-ahead. So had the CIA. But weeks later, the Green Berets were led away in handcuffs, charged with a murder in wartime. They had dedicated their lives to the military. Now, with an elaborate cover story in shambles, their commanding officers denied responsibility. Eight young men had become pawns of the senior American brass in Vietnam, the CIA, the Pentagon and even the White House. This amazing expose rips the lid off the murder case the US Government tried to cover up. It reveals the shocking true story of a closed-door courtroom drama that hastened the release of the Pentagon Papers, altered the course of the Vietnam War, and changed good men's lives forever. Illus., Aftermath, A Note on Sources + Index. 492pp. mass market p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers. Codice libro della libreria 16486
Descrizione libro St Martins Mass Market Paper, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0312929196
Descrizione libro St Martins Mass Market Paper. Condizione libro: Good. . Codice libro della libreria W04M-00749
Descrizione libro St Martins Mass Market Paper, 1993. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2783476916
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803129291904.0
Descrizione libro St Martins Mass Market Paper, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. The binding is bumped and creased, including the spine, which is a little slanted. The front has a small surface tear in the upper outer corner. A stamp lies on the first end paper. The pages of this book are clean and unmarked. FAST SHIPPING & FREE TRACKING!. Codice libro della libreria 150476
Descrizione libro St Martins Mass Market Paper, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020312929196
Descrizione libro St Martins Mass Market Paper, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010312929196