Nostalgia Trap - NAM-TV - S1 E4: Secret Agent Men (PREVIEW)

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On this week’s episode we explore the world of CIA spookery unleashed in Vietnam as the French exited the region and the United States began escalating its involvement in Vietnamese affairs. From the gangster-style machinations of the Dulles brothers to the psychological warfare practiced by characters like Edward Lansdale and Dr. Tom Dooley, this is the story of America’s covert war to manipulate the situation in Vietnam in the years 1954-1956, as it tried desperately to build an anti-communist alternative to Ho Chi Minh and to undermine the existence of a united, independent Vietnam. For full episodes of NAM-TV go to patreon.com/nostalgiatrap.

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