Son Describes His Fathers Role In CIA’s Secret War In Laos

Posted on December 15, 2017

[Peter Lang-Stanton] “I thought my parents were paper-pushing bureaucrats in the State Department but truthfully, I didn’t really know what they did. When you’re growing up, everything your parents do is unbearably normal, until you’re old enough to realise it’s not. In the 1960s, while US Army troops spilled out of C-130s into Vietnam, the CIA fought a secret war in Laos. It was the height of the Cold War, and the CIA sent my father and a group of officers to arm and train the Hmong, a Laotian highland tribe, to fight the Communist Pathet Lao and North Vietnamese.”

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