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The Ravens: The Men Who Flew in America's Secret War in Laos: Robbins, Christopher

The Ravens: The Men Who Flew in America's Secret War in Laos

Robbins, Christopher

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ISBN 10: 0671673165 / ISBN 13: 9780671673161
Published by Pocket Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1989
Condition: Good Soft cover
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The book wpuld be a notch higher if there wasm't a small chip on upper corner of front, it has norman waer light tanning ans slight shelf weat thete is a reading crease but no curve. This is the story of a group of brave pilots that flew in the Viet Nam war but never got recognition, because it was a covert action. If you are a buff. you will be thrilled to read of a unit never recognised, but won many victories. All of our book wrapped in sturdy packaging or padded envelopes, plus they are electronically tracked within the USA. Bookseller Inventory # 014299

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Title: The Ravens: The Men Who Flew in America's ...

Publisher: Pocket Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Paperback,

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Drawing on materials that were, until recently, classified, this account depicts the intense air war fought over Laos and profiles the "Ravens," the pilots who risked their lives in this little-known field of war

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The Ravens were American forward air-controllers who directed strikes from vulnerable, low-flying spotter planes, mainly in support of a Meo general named Vang Pao in Laos. "Advised" by the CIA, this fierce warlord fought to keep the North Vietnamese out of the strategic Plain of Jars. Robbins (Air America) conveys the unique flavor of Raven-style combat and also explains how the diplomatic-military dynamics of the clandestine war in Laos fit into the overall American effort in Southeast Asia. The cast of characters is memorable: a swaggering, rowdy bunch of mavericks whom their parent service (the U.S. Air Force) had great difficulty controlling, they seemed to get by on sheer cussedness. According to the author, they suffered the highest casualty rate of the Indochinese War. Robbins describes the poignant plight of displaced Meo/Hmong tribespeople who have settled uneasily in the United Statesincluding General Paoand their ongoing struggle to "propitiate the alien spirits of America." Photos.
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