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The Most Secret Place on Earth on DVD….in German

Finally, the DVD for The Most Secret Place on Earth is out, about a year after the film surfaced on YouTube! There are some great extra, never before seen interviews with the film’s main characters but unfortunately the footage is all in German, as are the subtitles. Given that the film has garnered so much […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) – Outtakes – Alfred McCoy

There’s new additional footage for Marc Eberle’ s The Most Secret Place on Earth, co-written by Tom Vater. Watch never before seen interview with James Lilley, Deputy CIA station chief in Laos, on the ghosts of the past and the high life in a war zone. This interview was filmed in August 2006. Note how […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) – Outtakes – Tony Poe

There’s new additional footage for Marc Eberle’ s The Most Secret Place on Earth, co-written by Tom Vater. Watch never before seen interviews about Tony Poe, one of the CIA’s most effective, ruthless and just plain crazy agents! About the film: For a factual telling of the CIA´secret history in Laos, check out The Most […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) shown on The History Channel

The Most Secret Place on Earth – The CIA’s Covert War in Laos, directed by Marc Eberle and written by Marc Eberle and Tom Vater has just been broadcast on the History Channel. The film traces the origin and development of the largest clandestine CIA operation to date (at least as far as the agency […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) trailer clocks 22.000 hits on YouTube.

The trailer for The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos), directed by Marc Eberle and co-authored by Tom Vater, has clocked more than 22.000 hits on YouTube.

William Young is dead – Former CIA agent shoots himself in Chiang Mai

William Young, the CIA agent who is credited with allegedly discovering Long Cheng in northern Laos, a remote valley which became a top secret CIA air base in 1965  – and soon after the busiest airport in the world – shot himself in Chiang Mai, Thailand a few days ago. During the making of the […]

(Deutsch) Amerikas Geheimer Krieg, 7. Februar, 23.15 Uhr, WDR

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch.

The Most Secret Place on Earth – Chiang Mai Screening at Lifescapes Festival on February 6th

The Most Secret Place on Earth – The CIA’s Covert War in Laos will be shown as part of the Lifescapes Film Festival in Chiang Mai this week. The screeing is on Sunday, February 6th at 14.30. For further details, please visit the Festival Website. For an enlightened and accurate telling of the CIA´secret history […]

Vang Pao obit by Tom Vater in The Times

My memo on Vang Pao by Fred Branfman

Writer, anti-Vietnam War activist and US secrets whistle-blower Fred Branfman, the man who exposed the carpet bombing of Laos in the 1970s, has his own take on Vang Pao, the Hmong general and CIA operative who died last week in Califronia, aged 81. Fred Branfman – My memo on Vang Pao I guess Vang Pao’s […]

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