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Operation Millpond: U.S. Marines in Thailand

Operation Millpond: U.S. Marines in Thailand

by Col. George R. Hofmann Jr
     
 
In early 1961, Communist Pathet Lao military forces were coming dangerously close to taking control of the Southeast Asian country of Laos. A Pathet Lao victory over the Royal Laotian government not only would have lost a pro-Western nation to the Communist Bloc but would have put its neighbors—particularly pro-Western Thailand—at risk. To forestall this

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In early 1961, Communist Pathet Lao military forces were coming dangerously close to taking control of the Southeast Asian country of Laos. A Pathet Lao victory over the Royal Laotian government not only would have lost a pro-Western nation to the Communist Bloc but would have put its neighbors—particularly pro-Western Thailand—at risk. To forestall this possibility, newly elected President John F. Kennedy and his administration decided to measurably increase U.S. support to the Royal Laotian government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012226907
Publisher:
http://realfastbook.com
Publication date:
02/20/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
8 MB

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