A fascinating assembly of documents revealing the role that Air America, the Central Intelligence Agency's once-secret proprietary airline, played in the search and rescue of pilots and personnel during the Vietnam War. This publication has an accompanying DVD with thousands of pages of recently declassified documents. The book and DVD include personal accounts by the rescued pilots, commendations from various officials, and thank you letters from rescued personnel and many of the CIA “customers” who often placed their lives and missions in the hands of the once-secret service.
It includes, for the first time, direct information about Lima Site 85 in Laos (1966-68) and a possible hijacking attempt in the 1964 crash of Flight 908. Other elements include the airline's role in the final evacuations from Da Nang and Saigon in April, 1975.
This joint symposium with the CIA and the University of Texas at Dallas provides a forum for the release of thousands of pages of heretofore unavailable documents on Air America’s relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency.
Keywords: Air search and rescue missions, primary source research documents, Itnernational Relations,
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