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Black ops, Vietnam; the operational history of MACVSOG.


Black ops, Vietnam; the operational history of MACVSOG.

Gillespie, Robert M.

Naval Institute Press


304 pages




Working from recently declassified documents and memoirs, this history of the Military Assistance Command, Vietnam Studies and Observations Group (MACVSOG) chronicles the activities of this secret, multi-service unit, as it conducted key covert operations in Vietnam and Laos and managed insurgent forces of Montangards, and others in US planned actions. The material is intended to provide a complete unit history for the nine years MACVSOG was active and includes detailed information on each of the group's operations, biographies of important personnel, and descriptions of unit structure and organization. The work includes maps and a useful glossary of terms and acronyms. Gillespie is an independent historian.

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