Tom Vater

Tom Vater

Irreverent, informed and downright eclectic crime fiction and reportage from Southeast Asia and beyond

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The Most Secret Place on Earth nominated for the 2010 History Makers Awards (US)

Marc Eberle’s The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos), co-written by Tom Vater, has been nominated for the prestigious History Makers Awards.  The film has been selected as a nominee in this year’s competition in the Best Use of Archive in a Current Affairs Production category.

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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