Association of Former Intelligence Officers

LOST CRUSADE: America's Secret Cambodian Mercenaries, by Peter Scott, United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland, 1998; ISBN 1-55750-846-1. A former Army advisor to the Phoenix program from 1967 - 1970, Scott presents an insiders account of the bonds forged between Americans and brave Asian allies, in this case the Cambodian Khmer Krom, during the long Vietnam war. Blending combat narrative and emotional drama, village culture and the complex relationship with Special Forces soldiers, analysis with reflection, Scott has immortalized the Khmer Krom's final crusade against communism, and produced a highly readable and interesting book. (RoyJ)

Reviewed in AFIO Weekly Intelligence Notes #02-99, 12 January 1999

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