The Erawan War Volume 1
The CIA Paramiitary Campaign in Laos, 1961-1974
Series : Asia@War
Author : Ken Conboy
Not yet published - in Autumn 2021 list
General - Pages : 88 | Images : 100 photos, 5 maps, 15 colour profiles
Paperback - Size : 297mm x 210mm | ISBN : 9781914377068 | Helion Book Code : HEL1388
During a National Security Council meeting in March 1971, Henry Kissinger commented to those around the table, "When the CIA reaches the point of having the largest army in Southeast Asia, we better review the program!" He was referring to the secret war brewing in Laos, where the Central Intelligence Agency was training, funding, and leading tens of thousands of indigenous guerrillas within the kingdom and, occasionally, across its borders.
The Erawan War mini-series strips away the veil surrounding this conflict, recounting in detail the CIA's largest paramilitary operation of the Cold War, as well as the Royalist armed forces that battled for decades against communist opponents. It includes hundreds of outstanding photos featuring case officers, military hardware, and battle scenes. These volumes are a must for anyone interested in the Vietnam War, military history, special forces units, and CIA paramilitary operations.