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America's Secret War: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam

America's  Secret War: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam

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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/3005170029/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the shadows of the Vietnam War, the CIA organized a secret war in neighboring Laos to prevent communism from spreading deeper into Southeast Asia. The Hmong fought for the U.S. — and for themselves— to keep Ho Chi Minh’s regime from destroying their way of life. Distributed nationally by... /episodes/get/56800 /episode/56800 America's Secret War: Minnesota Remembers Vietnam /episode-player/56800

While the United States was publicly engaged in the Vietnam War, a secret conflict was raging just next door in the country of Laos. Under the command of the CIA, a full-blown military operation engulfed Laos, with a select few of the U.S. Armed Forces participating. At Long Tieng, a secret airbase in the heart of Laos, the CIA trained an army of allied guerilla fighters including a large number of the Hmong people (an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand), to assist in destroying enemy supply lines.

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Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:00
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