(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War

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

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Title

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

Description

To fight against Communist groups in Laos and Vietnam, CIA operatives begin clandestine activities in Laos in 1953, and eventually form alliances with the Hmong, who are led by Major General Vang Pao (Royal Lao Army). Such covert war-making, known alternatively as “the Secret War” and “the Dirty War,” will continue until 1975.

Date

1953-04-01/1975-12-02

Files

Citation

“1953-1975 - CIA begins "Secret War" in Laos,” (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, accessed November 23, 2017, http://vietnamwar.neatline-uva.org/items/show/127.