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Tragic Mountains The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992 cover
  • ISBN: 9780253207562
  • ISBN10: 0253207568

Tragic Mountains the Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992

by Jane Hamilton-Merritt

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1999
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Contents: Preface Preface to the Third Printing Chronology Part One: The Fight for the Control of Indochina 1. Massacre on the Mekong 2. The time of the Fackee 3. The Rise of the Viet Minh 4. The Time of the Viet Minh Part Two: Laos: The First Domino 5. The Time of the Americans 6. Camelot and the Land of Oz 7. The Charade of Neutralization Part Three: Secret War in Laos: The Johnson Years 8. CIA Operations at Long Chieng 9. Widening of the "Secret War" 10. Phou Pha Thi Falls, "the Alamo" Holds 11. Hmong in the Skies 12. Vang Pao Goes to Washington Part Four: The Nixon-Kissinger Years 13. Men of Courage 14. The U.S. Betrays the Hmong 15. Lima Lima 16. Kissinger and Guerilla Diplomacy 17. Bouam Loung, SKY Border Base 18. War Bloodies the Land of Oz 19. The Siege of Long Chieng Part Five: "Peace" in Laos: The Communist Takeover 20. The Last Americans 21. Am Ominous Lull 22. "Wipe Them Out!" Part Six: The Lao Gulag 23. Exodus 24. Chao Fa: Mystical Warriors 25. Holocaust in the Hills 26. The Giant Slays Sin Sai's Soldiers Part Seven: A New Military Age 27. "A Conspiracy of Silence" 28. "Yellow Rain" and World Councils 29. Wronged by the Media Part Eight: Wronged in War; Wronged in Peace 30. Burial in Montana 31. Abused and Abandoned 32. Requiem Appendix Notes Glossary Interviews and Sources Index Illustrations
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