Saigon to Pleiku: A Counterintelligence Agent in Vietnam's Central Highlands, 1962‒1963 (Paperback)

Saigon to Pleiku: A Counterintelligence Agent in Vietnam's Central Highlands, 1962‒1963 By David Grant Noble Cover Image

Saigon to Pleiku: A Counterintelligence Agent in Vietnam's Central Highlands, 1962‒1963 (Paperback)

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Initially stationed at the U.S. Army's counterintelligence headquarters in Saigon, David Noble was sent north to launch the army's first covert intelligence-gathering operation in Vietnam's Central Highlands. Living in the region of the Montagnards--Vietnam's indigenous tribal people, deemed critical to winning the war--Noble documented strategic hamlets and Green Beret training camps, where Special Forces teams taught the Montagnards to use rifles rather than crossbows and spears. In this book, he relates the formidable challenges he confronted in the course of his work.

Weaving together memoir, excerpts from letters written home, and photographs, Noble's compelling narrative throws light on a little-known corner of the Vietnam War in its early years--before the Tonkin Gulf Resolution and the deployment of combat units--and traces his transformation from a novice intelligence agent and believer in the war to a political dissenter and active protester.

David Grant Noble is a writer, photographer and the author of numerous books about the American Southwest. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His website is www.davidgrantnoble.com.
Product Details ISBN: 9781476683737
ISBN-10: 1476683735
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Publication Date: October 14th, 2020
Pages: 204
Language: English