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A shocking expos of the covert CIA program of widespread torture, rape, and murder of civilians during America’s war in Vietnam, with a new introduction by the author. In the darkest days of the Vietnam War, America’s Central Intelligence Agency secretly initiated a sweeping program of kidnap, torture, and assassination devised to destabilize the infrastructure of the National Liberation Front (NLF) of South Vietnam, commonly known as the “Viet Cong.” The victims of the Phoenix Program were Vietnamese civilians, male and female, suspected of harboring information about the enemy - though many on the blacklist were targeted by corrupt South Vietnamese security personnel looking to extort money or remove a rival. Between 1965 and 1972, more than eighty thousand noncombatants were “neutralized,” as men and women alike were subjected to extended imprisonment without trial, horrific torture, brutal rape, and in many cases execution, all under the watchful eyes of US government agencies.Based on extensive research and in-depth interviews with former participants and observers, Douglas Valentine’s startling expos blows the lid off of what was possibly the bloodiest and most inhumane covert operation in the CIA’s history.The ebook edition includes “The Phoenix Has Landed,” a new introduction that addresses the “Phoenix-style network” that constitutes America’s internal security apparatus today. Residents on American soil are routinely targeted under the guise of protecting us from terrorism - which is why, more than ever, people need to understand what Phoenix is all about.
©1990 Douglas Valentine (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 19-06-18

a lot of needless detail but interesting

this book is highly detailed about the facts of the Vietnam War and the covert operations by the CIA. it drones on and on about specific Personnel moves and people who did one thing or another but it fails to really flow well. undoubtedly this is very important because it documents our government immoral and illegal killing and torture in foreign countries. it takes 33 chapters to get to the conclusions that this may be going on today which is probably not too far-fetched. good study for someone writing documentaries or papers maybe not so interesting for the regular person.

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5 out of 5 stars
By M. B. Fishpaw on 01-07-17

I WAS A TEENAGER AND IN MY 20'S

It is SOOOO nice when someone tells the truth about what has/is going on! Vietnam was a FALSE FLAG (as in the Gulf of Tonkin) & it literally wiped out my generation of boys/men. So sad, so very sad!

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