Operation Phoenix was a massive covert political assassination used by US Special Forces during the Vietnam war to identify and kill suspected enemy forces. Similar tactics are emerging in the current war on suspected terrorists. These are inside accounts of the deadly program that killed thousands, many of them innocent, all of them political murders. Douglas Valentine, who has spoken at COPA in the past, wrote the book Operation Phoenix and exposed the killings. His research interviews are now being made accessible online.
Cryptocomb is proud to announce the publication of over 8GB’s of taped interviews journalist/author Douglas Valentine conducted with more than a dozen CIA and military officers while researching his book The Phoenix Program.
The original interviews were recorded in the late 1980s on magnetic tape and, with the help of several volunteers, subsequently converted onto CD’s twenty years later. Advances in technology now make it possible to post the interviews on Cryptocomb for everyone to hear.
The Phoenix Program, notably, is the template for the targeted killings in the war on terror, and these interviews are invaluable tools for learning about the men who were instrumental in its development and prosecution.
Many of the people at the helm of the Phoenix Program later went on to walk the halls of the U.S Dept of Homeland Security, Congress and the Pentagon.
The first interviews will be posted April 22nd, with more to follow each week through May 8th.