Douglas Valentine on the Phoenix Program Then and Now
Douglas Valentine discusses his recent article “Inside the CIA’s Use of Terror During the Vietnam War” and his book The Phoenix Program: America’s Use of Terror in Vietnam. He provides a brief history of the Vietnam War-era counter-insurgency program and explains how Phoenix is being implemented today both internationally and domestically. Doug is an author, researcher, investigator, and poet. He has written several books including The Strength of the Wolf: The Secret History of America’s War on Drugs, The Strength of the Pack: Personalities, Politics and Espionage Intrigues that Shaped the DEA, and has recently published the anthology With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century. His website is douglasvalentine.com.