Expendable Elite
One Soldier's Journey into Covert Warfare

A special operations perspective on the Vietnam War and the truth about a White House concerned with popular opinion

This true story of a special forces officer in Vietnam in the mid-1960s exposes the unique nature of the elite fighting force and how covert operations are developed and often masked to permit and even sponsor assassination, outright purposeful killing of innocents, illegal use of force, and bizarre methods in combat operations. Expendable Elite reveals the fear that these warriors share with no other military person: not fear of the enemy they have been trained to fight in battle, but fear of the wrath of the U.S. government should they find themselves classified as "expendable." This book centers on the CIA mission to assassinate Cambodian Crown Prince Nordum Sihanouk, the author's unilateral aborting of the mission, the CIA's dispatch of an ARVN regiment to attack and destroy the camp and kill every person in it as retribution for defying the agency, and the dramatic rescue of eight American Green Berets and hundreds of South Vietnamese.

Daniel Marvin is a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Special Forces and former Green Beret who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He lived in Cazenovia, NY. until his death Jan. 19, 2011.

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Category: History
Pages: 404
Book Type: Soft cover
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 097202071x

Features of this NEW paperback edition:
  • A new preface by Douglas Valentine, author of The Phoenix Program, described as "the definitive account" of the CIA’s most terrifying covert operation of the Vietnam War.
  • New chapters by Lt. Col. Marvin and Kris Millegan about their triumphant trial, plus more supporting documents.
  • Proceeds go to helping us recover from the financial strain of defending ourselves in Federal District Court.