Secrets and Lies in Vietnam: Spies, Intelligence and Covert Operations in the Vietnam Wars 1784533998, 9781784533991

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 1784533998, 9781784533991

Table of contents :
Cover
Half-title
Title
Copyright
Contents
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Killing Maze
1. Our Man in Hanoi
2. French Intelligence at War
3. With Extreme Prejudice
4. Spymasters' Fear
5. The Colonel and the Mole
6. Secret Sources and Double Cross
7. The Spy and the Coup
8. Distortions and Escalation
9. Molehunt and Spies in the Viet Cong
10. Ms Daphne Park, MI6 and Soviet Espionage
11. The Double Agent Games of the White House
12. Desperate Spies of the Falling Domino
Aftermath: US Intelligence and the Sino-Vietnamese War
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Panagiotis Dimitrakis holds a doctorate in War Studies from Kings College London, and is an expert on intelligence and military history. He is the author of The Secret War in Afghanistan: The Soviet Union, China and Anglo-American Intelligence in the Afghan War (I.B.Tauris, 2013), Failed Alliances of the Cold War: Britain's Strategy and Ambitions in Asia and the Middle East (I.B.Tauris, 2012) and Military Intelligence in Cyprus: From the Great War to Middle East Crises (I.B.Tauris, 2010).

'This exciting new book by Panagiotis Dimitrakis is an imaginative and thrilling spy story based on a thorough study of the sources. It will inform and entertain and deserves the attention of scholars and general readers alike.' Professor Joe Maiolo, Department of War Studies, King's College London

SECRETS AND LIES IN VIETNAM Spies, Intelligence and Covert Operations in the Vietnam Wars

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