Tiger Force

Tiger Force

A True Story of Men and War

Book - 2006
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At the outset of the Vietnam War, the Army created an experimental fighting unit that became known as "Tiger Force." The Tigers were to be made up of the cream of the crop-the very best and bravest soldiers the American military could offer. They would be given a long leash, allowed to operate in the field with less supervision. Their mission was to seek out enemy compounds and hiding places so that bombing runs could be accurately targeted. They were to go where no troops had gone, to become one with the jungle, to leave themselves behind and get deep inside the enemy's mind.The experiment went terribly wrong.What happened during the seven months Tiger Force descended into the abyss is the stuff of nightmares. Their crimes were uncountable, their madness beyond imagination-so much so that for almost four decades, the story of Tiger Force was covered up under orders that stretched all the way to the White House. Records were scrubbed, documents were destroyed, men were told to say nothing.But one person didn't follow orders. The product of years of investigative reporting, interviews around the world, and the discovery of an astonishing array of classified information, Tiger Force is a masterpiece of journalism. Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for their Tiger Force reporting, Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss have uncovered the last great secret of the Vietnam War.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown, c2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316159975
Call Number: 959.704 SALLAH
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: United States. Army. Infantry, 327th. Battalion, 1st. Tiger Force Platoon -- History.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Regimental histories -- United States.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Atrocities.
Additional Contributors: Weiss, Mitch


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KEVIN DOWD Apr 03, 2012

great read about a hidden side of the Vietnam war that we knew was there.

Feb 11, 2011

A good account of the real victims in the Vietnam war. Shame on the US government for letting the perpetrators get away.

Nov 23, 2009

Amazing story about how things could go very wrong in Vietnam, and then be covered up by Washington, great to see a Pulitzer awarded for their 2004 investigation of this horrible event


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