Operation Chaos -

Operation Chaos

The Vietnam Deserters Who Fought the CIA, the Brainwashers, and Themselves

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From a political cult to the heart of the Washington establishment - the bizarre and untold story of how the CIA tried to infiltrate a radical group of U.S. military deserters during the Cold War Stockholm, 1968. A thousand American deserters and draft-resisters are arriving to escape the war in Vietnam. They're young, they're radical, and they want to start a revolution. The Swedes treat them like pop stars?but the CIA is determined to stop all that. It's a job for the deep-cover men of Operation Chaos and their allies?agents who know how to infiltrate organizations and destroy them from inside. Within months, the GIs have turned their fire on one another, and the group dissolves into interrogations and recriminations. When Matthew Sweet began investigating this story, he thought the madness was over. He was wrong. Instead, he became the confidant of an eccentric and traumatized group of survivors?each with his own intricate theory about the traitors in their midst. All Sweet has to do is discover the truth...and stay sane. Reminiscent of Jon Ronson's The Men who Stare at Goats and as compellingly as Ben McIntyre's Agent Zigzag, in Operation Chaos Michael Sweet's fascinating journey of discovery sheds new light on one of the great untold tales of the Cold War, where the facts are wilder than any work of fiction.

Product code: 9781447294740

ISBN 9781447294740
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H197xW130xS23
No. Of Pages 352
Publisher Pan Macmillan
On Sale Date 12/03/2019
Operation Chaos tells the real life thrilling story of a group of U.S. 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.