(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War

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1953-1975 - CIA begins "Secret War" in Laos

To fight against Communist groups in Laos and Vietnam, CIA operatives begin clandestine activities in Laos in 1953, and eventually form alliances with…

9 Nov 1953- Pathet Lao begins conflict with the Kingdom of Laos, signaling the start of both the Laotian Civil War and the Second Indochina War

In 9 November 1953, the Pathet Lao begins its conflict with the Kingdom of Laos, signaling the start of both the Laotian Civil War and the Second…

22 Oct 1953 - Franco-Lao Treaty was signed, recognizing Laos as a fully independent and sovereign state

On 22 October 1953, the Franco-Lao Treaty of Amity and Association was signed, recognizing Laos as a fully independent and sovereign state under the…