By Douglas Valentine,Mark Crispin Miller

A stunning exposé of the covert CIA application of frequent torture, rape, and homicide of civilians in the course of America’s struggle in Vietnam, with a brand new advent via the author

In the darkest days of the Vietnam conflict, America’s primary Intelligence corporation secretly initiated a sweeping application of kidnap, torture, and assassination devised to destabilize the infrastructure of the nationwide Liberation entrance (NLF) of South Vietnam, generally known as the “Viet Cong.” The sufferers of the Phoenix application have been Vietnamese civilians, female and male, suspected of harboring information regarding the enemy—though many at the blacklist have been distinct through corrupt South Vietnamese safety group of workers seeking to extort cash or get rid of a rival. among 1965 and 1972, greater than 80 thousand noncombatants have been “neutralized,” as women and men alike have been subjected to prolonged imprisonment with no trial, terrible torture, brutal rape, and in lots of circumstances execution, all below the watchful eyes people govt agencies.

Based on wide study and in-depth interviews with former members and observers, Douglas Valentine’s startling exposé blows the lid off of what was once potentially the bloodiest and so much inhumane covert operation within the CIA’s history.

The booklet variation contains “The Phoenix Has Landed,” a brand new creation that addresses the “Phoenix-style community” that constitutes America’s inner safeguard gear this day. citizens on American soil are generally distinct below the guise of shielding us from terrorism—which is why, greater than ever, humans have to comprehend what Phoenix is all about.

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