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Saigon Road: The Co-Constituted Landscape of Northern Virginia and South Vietnam

Andrew Friedman

in Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274648
eISBN:
9780520956681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274648.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the geopolitical projects of agents who used northern Virginia as staging ground to subvert the political order of Vietnam. Beginning with a small street called Saigon Road in one ... More


The Fall of South Vietnam and the Transnational Intimacies of Falls Church, Arlington, and McLean

Andrew Friedman

in Covert Capital: Landscapes of Denial and the Making of U.S. Empire in the Suburbs of Northern Virginia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274648
eISBN:
9780520956681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274648.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Intimacies—complex, racialized, exploitative—were the strategy by which the covert capital extended its power, yet they served as the basis for enduring US imperial communities. When the North ... More


A Dirty, Half-Hidden War: The CIA and U.S.-Philippine Covert Operations in Southeast Asia

Colleen Woods

in Freedom Incorporated: Anticommunism and Philippine Independence in the Age of Decolonization

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749131
eISBN:
9781501749155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749131.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter assesses the formation of a private paramilitary organization in the 1950s by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents who were associated with Edward Lansdale, as well as by a group of ... More


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