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The Phoenix Program

"This definitive account of the Phoenix program, the U.S. attempt to destroy the Viet Cong through torture and summary executive, remains sobering reading for all those trying to understand the Vietnam War and the moral ambiguities of America's Cold War victory. Though carefully documented, the book is written in an accessible style that makes it ideal for readers at all levels, from undergraduates to professional historians." Alfred W. McCoy, author the The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade