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Sea Swallows and Strategic Hamlets

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

The Sea Swallows were all ethnic Chinese, and the ranks of the emigrants from China were soon increased when Father Nguyen Loc Hoa began recruiting Catholics from Cholon. The ethnic composition of ... More


“Get Them before They Get Us”

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

In Saigon, Paul Harwood found that his ambivalence about the Anticommunist Denunciation Campaign persisted. More worried in late 1955 that involvement in government abuses would compromise National ... More


“The Effort Must Be Made”

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

John Caswell, then chief of Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Vietnam desk, later recalled the atmosphere of despair at the CIA Headquarters as Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem took office in July ... More


Ignoring Nosey Charlie

Sean J. McLaughlin

in JFK and de Gaulle: How America and France Failed in Vietnam, 1961-1963

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177748
eISBN:
9780813177755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177748.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter surveys transformations in the international system from the summer of 1962 to Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963. In Vietnam, the Diem regime’s bloody repression of Buddhists and ... More


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