No pithy title: after Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize, irony died.
May 17, 2009 6:46 AM   Subscribe

I've read hints here and there that there were American soldiers who flipped sides and joined the Vietnamese. Where can I find definitive accounts of these stories?

I'm looking for memoirs, histories, interviews, and articles. A sentence mention in a longer piece is okay if you think it'll lead to something, but is there somewhere I can find the motherlode?

As an aside, I'm also interested in the red scarves and the like, but mostly on people who joined to fight alongside the Vietcong.

Thanks.
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Here is a good intro
posted by priorpark17 at 7:10 AM on May 17, 2009


You might want to look into Operation Tailwind, during which they used Sarin gas on American defectors.
posted by dunkadunc at 1:53 PM on May 17, 2009


You might want to look into Operation Tailwind, during which they used Sarin gas on American defectors.

Horseshit. That claim was completely disproved by the Department of Defense, CNN, and Time Magazine.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 2:21 PM on May 17, 2009


Um, I don't think it was disproved, and I've looked into Tailwind. I'm less interested in that than the stories of the U.S. soldiers who switched sides.
posted by history is a weapon at 7:24 PM on May 18, 2009


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