Ashes to Ashes: The Phoenix Program and the Vietnam War
Draws on interviews with former operatives and on government documents to present a highly positive account of the controversial rural pacification program from its inception in 1967 to the departure of its American advisors and collapse of the program in 1973. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Viet Cong Infrastructure
Creating a System
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