Decent interval: an insider's account of Saigon's indecent end
The onetime CIA information analyst in Saigon provides a closely recorded account of the American withdrawal from Saigon, criticizing in detail the self-serving activities and unnecessary miseries involved
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Frank Snepp’s incisive view of the American embassy in the closing months of the Vietnamese war speaks volumes. The lessons of the failure of the intelligence community and upper levels of the military command are stunning, valid, and instructive today.
The failed attempt at stopping the distribution of this book was for one reason only – to keep the contents from the American public’s view. A bit like Nixon’s secret bombing of Cambodia. No secret to the Cambodians on the ground, just from the Americans, albeit for not long. No, this book is an essential read for all students of the Vietnamese era, and the reason the Vietnamese people won their freedom.