Beginning in 1972, America began the last push to pull all troops from the country of South Vietnam. By mid-1973 the military reported that all known POWs and battlefield personnel had departed the country. All military and civilian operations from that time forward were supposed to be handled by 50 military, 1200 civilian personnel, and up to 5,000 civilian contractors. The American people were sick of the Vietnam War and as far as they were concerned the war was over and that was that.
Can we be that naïve to actually believe that only 50 military personnel took charge of operations that hundreds, if not thousands, had controlled prior to that time? This book tells the story of soldiers and naval personnel that stayed or volunteered for service as advisors to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, Air Force, and Navy. These operations were overseen by the joint collaboration of the CIA, Defense Attaché Office, South Vietnamese Government, and the Nixon administration.