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eBook The Phoenix Program ePub

by Douglas Valentine

  • ISBN: 0595007384
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Douglas Valentine
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: iUniverse (August 7, 2000)
  • Pages: 484
  • ePub book: 1586 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1336 kb
  • Other: mobi docx doc lrf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 342

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I wanted to read this book having had some early II Corps level experience with the introduction of the Program. The MACV- CIA - GVN -ARVN disconnects were real even at the district level, so Valentine is to be congratulated for putting all the pieces together. But even for someone with real time in that theatre, it was a workout to keep all the material in focus.

Forbidden Book: Douglas Valentine’s The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam

Forbidden Book: Douglas Valentine’s The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam. The Phoenix Program2 was first published 24 years ago, fourteen years after the Congressional investigations that exposed and swiftly washed it from public memory. After successful attempts to bury this book, . Morley Safer’s attack in the New York Times, this essential study of US political warfare has been reissued as an e-book.

The Phoenix Program itself was created by the CIA as a way to coordinate numerous counterinsurgency programs during the Vietnam war, using .

The Phoenix Program itself was created by the CIA as a way to coordinate numerous counterinsurgency programs during the Vietnam war, using methods of blanket surveillance, kidnapping and extrajudicial detention, interrogation and torture, and the paramilitarization of the police. Valentine explains in his book, most Vietnamese jailed under Phoenix were anonymous pawns whose only value was the small bribe their families offered for their release. The bribes didn’t help thousands, as Phoenix managers imposed quotas as high as 1,800 neutralizations per month.

by. Douglas Valentine. Exhaustive detail and extensive use of interviews with and writings by Phoenix participants make up the book's principal strengths; the author's own analysis is weaker.

Douglas Valentine is the author of four books of historical nonfiction: The Hotel Tacloban, The Phoenix Program, The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America’s War on Drugs, and The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues that Shaped.

Douglas Valentine is the author of four books of historical nonfiction: The Hotel Tacloban, The Phoenix Program, The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America’s War on Drugs, and The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues that Shaped the DEA. He is the author of the novel TDY, and a book of poems, A Crow’s Dream. He lives with his wife, Alice, in Massachusetts.

Douglas Valentine is the author of four books of historical nonfiction: The Hotel Tacloban, The Phoenix Program, The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs, and The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues that Shaped.

Douglas Valentine is the author of four books of historical nonfiction: The Hotel Tacloban, The Phoenix Program, The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America's War on Drugs, and The Strength of the Pack: The Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues that Shaped the DEA. He is the author of the novel TDY, and a book of poems, A Crow's Dream. Douglas Valentine’s books.

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The victims of the Phoenix Program were Vietnamese civilians, male and female . Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. With a New Introduction by the Author.

The victims of the Phoenix Program were Vietnamese civilians, male and female, suspected of harboring information about the enemy-though many on the blacklist were targeted by corrupt South Vietnamese security personnel looking to extort money or remove a rival. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. The Gods of Revolution. The Catholic University of America Press.

The Phoenix Program - Douglas Valentine. The many vanished books on these forbidden subjects (among others) altogether constitute a shadow history of America-a history that We the People need to know at last, our country having now become a land with billionaires in charge, and millions not allowed to vote, and everybody under full surveillance.

This is an Authors Guild/BIP title. Please use Authors Guild/BIP specs. "An important work."John Prados, author of President's Secret Wars"This definitive account of the Phoenix program, the US attempt to destroy the Viet Cong through torture and summary execution, remains sobering reading for all those trying to understand the Vietnam War and the moral ambiguities of Americas Cold War victory. Though carefully documented, the book is written in an accessible style that makes it ideal for readers at all levels, from undergraduates to professional historians."Alfred W. McCoy, author of The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade

Comments

Whitebeard Whitebeard
Thanks to Forbidden Bookshelf for reprising this classic of a book. I am a little late to the game, having heard of this book years ago, I was finally able to read it.

Here is the sordid history of the USA's organized use of terror as it was used in Vietnam. Valentine had unprecedented access to the people who designed and executed the program, and thank God for that. A comparable expose on present and future programs is unlikely. As a result, much of the story is told through the experience of the participants themselves.

Painstakingly researched and exhaustively referenced (as is all of Valentine's work), this is a must read for all students of history, and for anyone who wants to understand how the Land of the Free has turned into a Police State.
The book is more relevant now than ever, because the Phoenix has indeed come home to roost.
Cetnan Cetnan
I wanted to read this book having had some early II Corps level experience with the introduction of the Program. The MACV- CIA - GVN -ARVN disconnects were real even at the district level, so Valentine is to be congratulated for putting all the pieces together. But even for someone with real time in that theatre, it was a workout to keep all the material in focus.
fire dancer fire dancer
It is vital that serious students of history must study, CIA AS ORGANIZED CRIME and THE PHOENIX PROGRAM.
Unnis Unnis
BOOK REVIEW
The Phoenix Program America's Use of Terror in Vietnam by Douglas Valentine
Where Geneva did not apply/
A chilling look at what paranoia did to an entire country and how far the political, military and corporate leadership could go selling their war to the public who patriotically bought. I lived through this era and was impacted. This incident destroyed and divided countries and made enemies more than enough to last a lifetime as trust in government evaporated.
Recommended reading for all Americans and those who do not believe that it will not happen again.
Excerpts;
The military sees itself as the conqueror of the world, Fulcher sighed, but the military is socialism in its purest form. People in the military lead a life of privilege in which the state meets each and every one of their needs.

The price of success is compromise of principles. This is invariably the case; the public is always the last to know, and what it does learn are at best half-truths, squeezed into five-hundred-word columns or thirty-second TV bites, themselves easily ignored or forgotten.
Ese Ese
The information in this book would give the reader a glimpse from where the present state of Humanity derive. Our humanity can be tapped into when we witness these examples of the worse-case-human-rights-violation. Know that those who perpetrate these violations anywhere are most likely to duplicate these violations everywhere.
huckman huckman
Amazing to see the twisted past that got us where we were in 1968. I lived thru this war, and reading the massive number of mistakes the got us to 1968 is a sad statement of misguided leadership in the US. Ironically, now there is a $4 billion dollar Intel chip plant there....
Gavirus Gavirus
well done. i remember first hand the program.
excellent