By Douglas Valentine
A surprising exposé of the covert CIA application of common torture, rape, and homicide of civilians in the course of America's warfare in Vietnam, with a brand new creation through the author
In the darkest days of the Vietnam struggle, America's vital Intelligence service provider secretly initiated a sweeping software of kidnap, torture, and assassination devised to destabilize the infrastructure of the nationwide Liberation entrance (NLF) of South Vietnam, generally called the "Viet Cong." The sufferers of the Phoenix application have been Vietnamese civilians, female and male, suspected of harboring information regarding the enemy—though many at the blacklist have been special through corrupt South Vietnamese protection group of workers seeking to extort cash or eliminate a rival. among 1965 and 1972, greater than 80 thousand noncombatants have been "neutralized," as women and men alike have been subjected to prolonged imprisonment with no trial, bad torture, brutal rape, and in lots of instances execution, all below the watchful eyes folks govt agencies.
Based on wide learn and in-depth interviews with former contributors and observers, Douglas Valentine's startling exposé blows the lid off of what was once probably the bloodiest and so much inhumane covert operation within the CIA's history.
The e-book variation comprises "The Phoenix Has Landed," a brand new advent that addresses the "Phoenix-style network" that constitutes America's inner safety gear this day. citizens on American soil are oftentimes precise lower than the guise of defending us from terrorism—which is why, greater than ever, humans have to comprehend what Phoenix is all about.
Series edited by way of Mark Crispin Miller.
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Phoenix Program: America's Use of Terror in Vietnam (Forbidden Bookshelf) by Douglas Valentine