- USAF Academy Department of History
At War in the Shadow of Vietnam: US Military Aid to the Royal Lao Government 1955-1975
by Timothy N. Castle
The first book to recount the full story of U.S. covert operations in Laos during the Vietnam war. Based on newly declassified materials and interviews with dozens of key American and Lao officials, it examines the structure of the U.S. “secret war” in Laos and the long-term consequences associated with it.