Decent Interval: An Insider's Account of Saigon's Indecent End

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Random House, 1977 - History - 590 pages
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Throughout the last turbulent months of the Vietnam War, Frank Snepp, CIA analyst and operative for the Embassy in Saigon, accurately forecast each twist and turn of the screw. Yet when the end came in April, 1975 the Ambassador and Kissinger's State Department were caught dangerously off guard. Only the heroism of a few young Embassy officers and the ingenuity of the Defense Attache saved the final American evacuation from total disaster.

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Snepp's book, which so offended the CIA that they sought to ban it, is a useful insiders account of the diplomatic side of the United State's involvement in the Vietnam War from the 'man on the ground ... Read full review


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About the author (1977)

Snepp graduated from Columbia College in New York and thereafter earned a Master's Degree there in International Affairs. In 1968, he signed on with the CIA where he worked for eight years in the espionage area serving as both operative and analyst.

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