The Untold Story of Spies, Saboteurs, and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam.
This is the explosive inside account that blows the lid off America's top-secret paramilitary and espionage war against North Vietnam.
In 1963, a frustrated President Kennedy turned to the Pentagon for help in carrying out subversive operations against North Vietnam - a job the CIA had not managed to handle effectively. Thus was born the Pentagon's Special Operations Group (SOG). Under the cover name "Studies and Observation Group", SOG would, over the next eight years, dispatch numerous spies to North Vietnam, create a triple-cross deception program, wage psychological warfare by manipulating North Vietnamese POWs and kidnapped citizens, and stage deadly assaults on enemy soldiers travelling the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Written by the country's leading expert on SOG, here is the story of that covert war - one that would have both spectacular and disastrous results.