CIA Operations in Tibet, 1957-1974

Conboy, Ken


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Author: Conboy, Ken
Publication date: 15/09/2022
Imprint: Helion & Company
Pages: 82
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781804510216
Series: Asia@War

From training camps in the Colorado Rockies to clandestine operations in the Himalayas, this book introduces readers to one of the CIA’s most remote covert campaigns of the Cold War. This is the story of how the US government – primarily through the CIA and often in cooperation with India – came to harness, nurture, and encourage Tibetan defiance in one of the most extreme covert campaigns of the Cold War. In particular, it details an important chapter in the CIA’s paramilitary history. In Tibet, new kinds of equipment – aircraft and parachutes, for example – were combat-tested under the most extreme conditions imaginable. New communications techniques were tried and perfected. In many cases, these lessons learned would be applied to other Cold War battlefields like Vietnam, Laos, and elsewhere. Tibet, therefore, became a vital proving ground for CIA case officers and their spycraft. AUTHOR: Kenneth Conboy was South East Asian policy analyst and deputy director of the Asian Studies Centre in Washington D.C., 1986-1992. Since then he has held roles in risk management companies in Indonesia, and he currently serves as Risk Management Advisory Country Manager in Indonesia. He has written a number of books about war in Asia, as well as several articles. 45 b/w photos, 18 colour photos, 3 colour profiles, 3 maps

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