The Secret War Against Hanoi: The Untold Story of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North…

Paperback | December 5, 2000

byRichard H., Jr. Shultz

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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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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...

Richard H. Shultz, Jr., is the director of the International Security Studies Program and associate professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.He has been Olin Distinguished Professor of National Security Studies, U.S. Military Academy; Secretary of the Navy Senior Research Fellow, U.S. Naval War Co...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.99 inPublished:December 5, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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"[An] illuminating account. . . . Impressively researched and soberly presented, though not so soberly as to smother the passion that Mr. Shultz has for this subject. The book shows above all that there are still things to be learned not just about clandestine warfare but more generally about the Vietnam War." (The New York Times)