Operation Chaos: The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers, and Themselves

Matthew Sweet

Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Published: 07-03-2019


Operation Chaos tells the real-life thrilling story of a group of US military deserters who found asylum in Sweden during the Vietnam War – one of the great untold tales of the Cold War, where the facts are wilder than any work of fiction.

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‘A remarkable story of subterfuge and brainwashing that few Hollywood scriptwriters could have made up’ Simon Heffer, author of The Age of DecadenceIn 1967, at the height of the Vietnam War, an exodus begins. A thousand American deserters and draft-resisters escape the brutal fighting for the calm shores of Stockholm. These defectors are young, radical and want to start a revolution. The Swedes treat their new guests like rock stars – but the CIA is going to put a stop to that.It’s a job for the deep-cover men of Operation Chaos and their allies – agents who know how to invade radical organizations and crush them from the inside. And within a few months, the GIs have turned on each other – and the interrogations and recriminations begin. A gripping espionage story filled with a host of extraordinary and unbelievable plays, Operation Chaos is the incredible but true account of the men who left the war, how they betrayed each other and how they became lost in a world where anything seemed possible – even the idea that the CIA had secretly programmed them to kill their friends.

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Weight 0.266 kg
Dimensions 23 × 130 × 197 mm
Page Count 352