America's Secret War Previous Broadcasts

KQED 9: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 11:00 PM

While the United States was publicly engaged in the Vietnam War, a secret conflict was raging just next door in the country of Laos. Under the command of the CIA, a full-blown military operation engulfed Laos, with a select few of the U.S. Armed Forces participating. At Long Tieng, a secret airbase in the heart of Laos, the CIA trained an army of allied guerilla fighters including a large number of the Hmong people (an ethnic group from the mountainous regions of southern China, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand), to assist in destroying enemy supply lines. The hour-long documentary AMERICA'S SECRET WAR uncovers the history of this covert war through the stories of Hmong elders and a rich collection of never-been-seen archival images, maps, and documents, including recently declassified CIA intelligence.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 -- 4:00 PM
  • KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Nov 8, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
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