The Secret War Against Hanoi: The Untold Story of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam
In 1963, a frustrated President Kennedy turned to the Pentagon for help in carrying out subversive operations against North Vietnam- a job the CIA had not managed to handle effectively. Thus was born the Pentagon's Special Operations Group(SOG). Under the cover name"Studies and Observation Group," SOG would, over the next eight years, dispatch numerous spies to North Vietnam, create a triple-cross deception program, wage psychological warfare by manipulating North Vietnamese POW's and kidnapped citizens, and stage deadly assaults on enemy soldiers traveling the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Written by the country's leading expert on SOG, here is the story of that covert war-one that would have both spectacular and disastrous results.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing
Don't read this book expecting 408 pages detailing the adventures of individual SOG soldiers and their missions. There is really only one chapter, "Crossing the Fence" with its details of SOG ... Read full review
THE SECRET WAR AGAINST HANOI: Kennedy and Johnson's Use of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North VietnamUser Review - Kirkus
An impressively researched and readable account of the use and misuse of covert activity against Hanoi during the Vietnam War. In 1961, President Kennedy decided to step up covert activity against the ... Read full review