The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Forest Frederick Edward Yeo-Thomas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 642
Release: 1983
ISBN: 9780862730840
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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SOG

SOG
Author: John L. Plaster
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 367
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SOG Book Excerpt:

Reveals the history of the secret elite military unit, code-named the Studies and Observations Group, that took on the most dangerous missions during the Vietnam War

The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Frank Cleary Hanighen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 328
Release: 1934
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Petroleum industry and trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Map on front lining-paper. A study of the oil industry. Bibliography: p. 289-294.

The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Eva Horn
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2013-08-31
ISBN: 0810127636
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Book Excerpt:

The Secret War marks a new direction in the theoretical and cultural history of secret intelligence and state secrecy in the twentieth century through a study of that century's political fiction.

The Secret War in Italy

The Secret War in Italy
Author: Will Fowler
Publsiher: Ian Allan Pub
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War in Italy Book Excerpt:

The war in Italy was characterized by a host of Special Forces actions. The fact that the Italians had formed two governments, one backing the Allies and one a puppet German government, meant that the secret war was vital to the Allies conventional forces and partisans, the SAS, SOE, the US OSS (precursor to the CIA) all played important roles. On the night of 20/21 April 1945, the last operational jump of World War 2 took placeAE"Operation Herring. Operation Herring lasted over 72 hours instead of the 36 initially foreseen, but it turned out to be a success. The action did presage the end of the Italian campaign and the war in Italy, but until now little has been written about this, and other secret operations, on the Italian front. It will be an essential reference for students of World War 2.

On the Ground

On the Ground
Author: John Stryker Meyer,John E. Peters
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 9780977143177
Category: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hidden from the media and the public, hundreds of US elite soldiers under the wraps of "top secret" were on missions carried out across the fence in Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam. To military insiders, it was the "secret war." Mission authority was carried out under the aegis of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam's top secret Studies and Observations Group. SOG's chain of command for after-action reports extended to the White House and Joint Chiefs of Staff. When the secret war ended eight years later in 1972, most SOG military records were destroyed. The cloak of secrecy remained over SOG for 29 years until April 14, 2001, when a Presidential Unit Citation--the military equivalent of the Distinguished Service Cross, our nation's second highest award for valor--was awarded to SOG and its support units.--Publisher description.

Forgotten Voices of the Secret War

Forgotten Voices of the Secret War
Author: Roderick Bailey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Special Operations Executive was a secret British organization set up early in the Second World War to encourage resistance and carry out sabotage behind enemy lines. This is the definitive oral history of this unique military force.

The Secret War of Helene de Champlain

The Secret War of Helene de Champlain
Author: Hélène De Champlain
Publsiher: W H Allen
Total Pages: 275
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: France
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forgotten Voices of the Secret War

Forgotten Voices of the Secret War
Author: Roderick Bailey
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-09-04
ISBN: 1407022369
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Voices of the Secret War Book Excerpt:

'The Gestapo kept me three days in this interrogation house. They especially wanted to know what I did after my escape, and precise things on the organisation of the SOE. And just for fun I suspect, because I had really not much to tell them, they pulled one of my toenails out...' - Robert Sheppard, SOE agent The Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a secret British organisation created early in World War 2 to encourage resistance and carry out sabotage behind enemy lines: in Winston Churchill's famous phrase, to 'set Europe ablaze'. Drawing on the vast resources of the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive and featuring a mass of previously unpublished personal testimonies, Forgotten Voices of the Secret War tells the stories of SOE agents, HQ staff, diplomats, aircrew and naval personnel in their own words. As the war unfolds, we learn of parachute drops into enemy territory, torture by the Gestapo and nerve-wracking sabotage missions in far-flung climes. Forgotten Voices of the Secret War is both an incredible account of espionage during World War 2 and a fitting testament to the efforts and sacrifices of a dedicated group of courageous men and women.

Secret War in Laos

Secret War in Laos
Author: Steven Schofield
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-10-06
ISBN: 9781694374110
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secret War in Laos Book Excerpt:

The tale of a young Green Beret medic, Vietnam combat veteran with the top secret Studies and Observations Group (SOG) who was recruited by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).Schofield worked 51/2 years providing medical support for the Hmong and other Hill Tribes who fought the CIA's secret war in Northern Laos, and was among the last Americans to leave SE Asia in May 1975.It was a surreal time and place that would be impossible to even imagine today."Schofiled's book reflects a genuine love for the Hmong and their culture, as well as a vast knowledge of their efforts during our 'secret war' in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s. Read and learn some actual facts; not overblown rhetoric from another barstool hero." -Stephen R. Leopold is Colonel, SF, USA (Ret)"Schofield's book will be a welcome, informative addition to recent books released on the early days of Green Beret history in Southeast Asia. De Oppresso Liber." -John Stryker Meyer is author of SOG Chronicles, Across the Fence and On the Ground

America s Secret War

America s Secret War
Author: George Friedman
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2005-10-11
ISBN: 0767917855
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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George Friedman delivers the geopolitical story that the mainstream media has been unable to uncover — the startling truth behind America’s foreign policy and war effort in Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond. Friedman, founder of Stratfor, one of the world’s most respected private global intelligence firms, and Geopolitical Futures, has an unmatched ability to provide clear perspective on the current geopolitical map. In America's Secret War, George Friedman identifies the United States’ most dangerous enemies, delves into presidential strategies of the last quarter century, and reveals the real reasons behind the attack of 9/11—and the Bush administration’s motivation for the war in Iraq. It describes in eye-opening detail America’s covert and overt efforts in the global war against terrorism: Not only are U.S. armies in combat on every continent, but since 9/11 the intelligence services of dozens of nations have been operating in close partnership with the CIA. Drawing on his vast information-gathering network, Friedman presents an insightful picture of today’s world that goes far beyond what is reported on television and in other news media. Al Qaeda’s war plans and how they led to 9/11 The threat of a suitcase nuclear bomb in New York and how that changed the course of the war. The deal the U.S. made with Russia and Iran which made the invasion of Afghanistan possible – and how those deals affect the United States today. How fear and suspicion of the Saudis after 9-11 tore apart the Bush-Saudi relationship and why Saudi Arabia’s closest friends in the administration became the Saudi’s worst enemies. The real reasons behind George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq and how WMD became the cover for a much deeper game. How the CIA miscalculated about Saddam Hussein’s and Iran’s real plans, leaving the U.S. bogged down in the war. How the war in Iraq began with a ruse, pretending that a “target of opportunity” attack on Saddam Hussein had presented itself. The real story about why the U.S. raises and lowers its alert status and why the United States can’t find and destroy al Qaeda. The strategic successes that are slowly leading the United States to victory America's Secret War is an unprecedented look at the new world war being waged behind-the-scenes today. It is sure to stir debate and capture headlines around the world.

The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Sir Max Hastings
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN: 9780007503902
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jihad

Jihad
Author: Tom Carew
Publsiher: Mainstream Publishing Company
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781840184952
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jihad Book Excerpt:

British soldiers never fought against the Soviet army, right? Wrong! In 1980, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher had taken over the leadership of the West and the Soviets has invaded Afghanistan - the most crucial battle of the Cold War was about to begin. In the high mountain passes of the north-west Frontier and the Hindu Kush, the CIA and MI6 saw an opportunity to bring the mighty Soviet to its knees. Their weapon: the Islamic guerrillas of the Afghan Mujahideen. The first Western agent to link up with the Mujahideen ws Tom Carew, a young ex-SAS soldier with a talent for 'black bag' convert operations and veteran of the warsin Dhofar and Northern Ireland. In the course of an extraordinary year, Carew led a series of reconnaissance missions inside Afghanistan; he took part in an astonishing attempt to hijack a shipment of anti aircraft missiles from Communist Bulgaria for use by the guerrillas and set up the first western-sponsored training camp for Mujahideen in Pakistan. In the course of these operations Carew was accepted and befriended by the fundamentalist Mujahideen and became as close to them as any European individual could ever get. In many ways he was a latter day Lawrence of Arabia.

The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Brian Johnson
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 400
Release: 1980
ISBN: 9780099207900
Category: Intelligence service
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Michael A. Campbell
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2004-03
ISBN: 1594673136
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Secret War

The Secret War
Author: Brian Johnson
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2004-06-30
ISBN: 1844151026
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Book Excerpt:

Orginally a TV tie-in expanded from the BBC televison series, the book covers the behind-the-scenes aspects of the fight by the 'back room' scientists and technicians of WW2, including the battles against the Luftwaffe navigational beams, the V-1 and V-2 flying bombs, the development of radar, the battle against the u-boats, countering the magnetic mine, and the breaking of the codes produced by the Enigma machines.

The Secret War for China

The Secret War for China
Author: Panagiotis Dimitrakis
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 1786732718
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War for China Book Excerpt:

In 1927, Chiang Kai-shek - the head of China's military academy and leader of the Kuomintang (KMT) - began the `northern expeditions' to bring China's northern territories back under the control of the state. It was during this period that the KMT purged communist activities, fractured the army and sparked the Chinese Civil War - which would rage for over twenty years. The communists, led by General Mao Tse-Tsung, were for much of the period forced underground and concentrated in the Chinese countryside. As the author argues, this resulted in China's war featuring unusually high levels of espionage and sabotage, and increased the military importance of information gathering. Based on newly declassified material, Panagiotis Dimitrakis charts the double-crossings, secret meetings and bloody assassinations which would come to define China's future. Uniquely, The Secret War for China gives equal weighting to the role of foreign actors: the role of British intelligence in unmasking Communist International (Comintern) agents in China, for example, and the allies' attempts to turn nationalist China against the Japanese. The Secret War for China also documents the clandestine confrontation between Mao and Chiang and the secret negotiations between Chiang and the Axis Powers, whose forces he employed against the CCP once the Second World War was over. In his turn, Mao employed nationalist forces who had defected - during the last three years of the civil war about 105 out of 869 KMT generals defected to the CCP. This book is an urgent and necessary guide to the intricacies of the Chinese Civil War, a war which decisively shaped the modern Asian world.

The Secret War Against Dope

The Secret War Against Dope
Author: Andrew Tully
Publsiher: eNet Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2015-07-17
ISBN: 1618867369
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War Against Dope Book Excerpt:

U.S. Customs agents worked heroically to stamp out drug smugglers during the 1970s and Andrew Tully, columnist and journalist, was on hand to write it all down. Taken from the closed files of the U.S. Customs Bureau, these good guys and bad guys stories are full of car chases, gun battles, and persistent and savvy agents who lassoed the criminals in the end. Tully's stories were collected when Nixon's drug war model was written into the stone of U.S. politics and practice -- a model that focuses on enforcement of prohibition laws at home and interdiction of supply abroad. As we know, despite the war, after years of battling against narcotics, the levels of addiction, trafficking and violence continue to rise. But at the time, Tully himself fully supported this policy and believed that if the good guys were tough enough and the bad guys lured out of the shadows and punished enough, that the world would be saved from, in his words, "the Merchants of Death." The Secret War Against Dope, though not so secret today, is a historically important account written by an award winning journalist of his day.

The Secret War for Texas

The Secret War for Texas
Author: Stuart Reid
Publsiher: Texas A&M University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2007-01-05
ISBN: 1585445657
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War for Texas Book Excerpt:

Could the British have stopped Manifest Destiny in its tracks in 1836? A Scottish doctor named James Grant was the agent who tried to make it happen, and Texas was the stage on which the secret battle was fought. On the eve of the Texas uprising, only two things stood in the way of American ambitions to reach the Pacific Ocean: the British claim to the Oregon country and the vast but sparsely populated Mexican province of Texas. Britain was therefore almost as concerned with the outcome of the Texians’ war as Mexico was. At a crucial point when Texians had to decide whether to seek rights within the Federal Republic of Mexico or to secede and ally with the United States, James Grant led a band of followers toward Mexico, with the intent of forming a state within that nation. His efforts met enduring accusations that he fatally weakened the Alamo by stripping it of men, ammunition, and medical supplies. When Grant was killed on the ill-fated Matamoros expedition, British hopes of blocking the upstart Americans died, too. Yet, despite his important role, Grant remains a shadowy and often sinister figure routinely condemned by historians and frequently dismissed out of hand as merely an unscrupulous land speculator. Drawing heavily on British sources, Reid tells the forgotten story of Dr. James Grant and the twelve-year-long secret war for Texas, from his involvement in the “silly quixotic” Fredonian Rebellion to the bloody battles along the Atascosita Road. The international scope of the story makes this far more than just another tale of the Texas Revolution.

The Secret War in Laos and General Vang Pao 1958 1975

The Secret War in Laos and General Vang Pao 1958 1975
Author: Billy G. Webb
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2016-06-10
ISBN: 1514486857
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War in Laos and General Vang Pao 1958 1975 Book Excerpt:

From 19611975, the United States found itself embroiled in two wars in Southeast Asia, but for most of that time, the citizens of our country were aware of only one. While scenes from Vietnam made the national news, few Americans knew that their countrymen were also fighting a secret war in the tiny kingdom of Laos. Billy G. Webb's book peels back the layers of secrecy, revealing the truth about a conflict waged below the radar against the relentless forces of Communism. His story celebrates the near-forgotten sacrifices of not just the United States and allied soldiers but courageous civilians as well.