By Phil Karber
During this insightful travelogue, American struggle veteran Phil Karber takes you on a trip down the roads, rivers and rails of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. He writes insightfully concerning the political influence of the Vietnam struggle at the humans and locations, including an entire new point of view at the region’s historical past and tradition. followed by means of a chum, London artist Simon Redington, they persist with the Mekong River from China to Saigon, to the notorious Tiger Cages on Con Son Island, and to town sidewalks of Hanoi, the place the writer lived for 5 years.
alongside the best way, the tales will trap your mind's eye and shipping you to a gorgeous sector, undaunted by way of warfare and poverty. certainly, this ebook brings to existence the tough realities of the region’s background, tradition, politics and folks. including its unforgettable photos of locals, veterans and expatriates, this transcends common expectancies of trip literature.
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When a mission was completed, which normally lasted only 24 hours, the PRU team would call in by telephone, and they would be picked up by a PRU vehicle or an RD vehicle at the nearest highway. Captured prisoners were brought back to the PRU compound and interrogated by Mr. Mau and his PRU intelligence team. After we had them for 24 hours, we were supposed to turn them over to the PIC and the military interrogation center with the USMC CI representative, but after a visit to these facilities, I never turned any more prisoners over to them.
S. and Vietnamese officials concerning who controlled the PRU. CORDS paid the bills and ran the operation, but the province chief believed the PRU was his to use as he saw fit. This conflict often resulted in the misuse of the PRU and placed me in the middle of these bureaucratic and political battles. Cooperation and coordination were sometimes a problem in my province because of this ambiguous command relationship. My boss was the CIA’s POIC. I had two bosses during my tour, one of whom left shortly after I was assigned.
His own MACV and Pacific Command intelligence analysts were also a problem at times since despite incontrovertible evidence, in the form of captured NVA or VC prisoners and enemy documents, they refused to believe the intelligence reports generated by the PRUs. The second concern Colonel Allen had was the problems caused by what he described as inaccurate and false reporting by civilian journalists assigned to the Vietnam War. Allen’s cover assignment was that of MACV deputy for public information.
The Indochina Chronicles: Travels in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam by Phil Karber