When War Dawns (Hardcover)

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How far will America go to win the Vietnam War?
Torn by terrible loss, an American pilot finds distraction when he develops a new weapon that could change the war in Vietnam. As it appears in the night sky, the terrified Viet Cong call it "dragon." Will it be enough or is it already too late?
After enemy torpedo boats attack the US Destroyer Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin, President Johnson decides to expand the war and bomb North Vietnam. When a second attack occurs, the US Congress gives the president the power to declare all-out war against the communists. But are the attacks real or just smoke and mirrors?
Under the direction of the CIA, the secret war in Laos gains momentum as Montagnard tribesmen and SOG teams fight to cut off the Ho Chi Minh Trail and deny the Viet Cong and NVA the weapons and supplies they need to win the war in South Vietnam. Using an odd mix of older warplanes and modern jet fighters, Operation Barrel Roll brings American airpower to the struggle in the Laotian mountains.
As the Laotian military loses control over The Plain of Jars to the Pathet Lao, the CIA turns a blind eye when an American pilot is coerced into transporting opium grown by the hill tribes as their only source of income. Run by the Corsican mob in Saigon, it's a treacherous tangle of deceit that will cost thousands of American lives.
Like all the books in the airmen series, When War Dawns is based on historical events and real people. It's full of military action and suspense. The Vietnam War has arrived and nothing can stop it.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781959534198
ISBN-10: 195953419X
Publisher: White Mountain Commercial LLC
Publication Date: February 20th, 2023
Pages: 314
Language: English