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Posts tagged The CIA’s Covert War in Laos

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) at FCCT, Bangkok, November 22nd

After showing at numerous international film festivals and several broadcasts on terrestrial European television, Marc Eberle’s The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos), co-written by Tom Vater, will be screened a second time at the Foreign Correspondents Club Thailand in Bangkok on November 22nd, 2010. Director Marc Eberle, screen writer […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) reviewed in DOX Magazine

Marc Eberle’s The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos), co-written by Tom Vater, has been reviewed by Mark Taylor in DOX Magazine in its current Summer Edition. Here an excerpt: Eberle’s documentary takes us from this first encounter to the construction at Long Chen of a centre of industrialized death-from-above. […]

Sousath Phetrasy – Child of a Secret War

I was saddened to hear that Sousath Phetrasy, the owner of the Mali Guest House in Phonsavan in Northern Laos, died, in his late 50s, on 25. September 2009. A brilliant and troubled man, Phetrasy was an unlikely veteran of the CIA’s secret war in Laos in the 1960s and 70s, the agency’s largest campaign, […]

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