The dramatic rescue by ARVN LTG Quang Van Dang of eight American Green Berets and hundreds of South Vietnamese will capture your curiosity and whet your appetite for more in this ongoing SPECIAL OPERATIONS series.
"We want you to take care of it, 'Dangerous,' because we believe you can get the job done.
We've been asked to terminate Prince Sihanouk.
Your job will be to bring about his death and make it appear to have been done by the VC.
The mission was from the "Highest Authority."
They wanted him to kill the Crown Prince of Cambodia.
He accepted the mission but demanded an end to the enemy's safe havens just across the border and inside Cambodia.
The "Company" man said, "People like you don't make demands of the CIA"
When a 32 year-old Green Beret Captain refuses to abandon his friends and principles, he and his men become the enemy. An armored regiment of ARVN soldiers along with US advisors are dispatched to … “take control.”
A story suppressed for years, Expendable Elite gives unique insights into the use of Special Forces in unconventional warfare, something that has become commonplace in today’s conflicts.
As the first Special Forces Commander given the TOP SECRET assignment to take the war to neutral Cambodia, “Dangerous Dan” Marvin gives you an insider’s view into that world where “independent operations” mix with shadowy intrigue subterfuge and retribution for those who would stand up against the CIA's illegal activities.
“I hope our emissary from the Hoa Hao people reaches General Dang in time to stop the slaughter.” Tears welled in his eyes. I’d never seen Major Le cry, but I knew he loved his men and that his real concern was that others would suffer, even die at the hands of the ARVN troops sent to destroy us.
Special Forces commander “Dangerous Dan” Marvin “won the hearts and minds” of the 64,000 Hao Hoas, a fiercely independent militant Buddhist sect that lived in An-Phu District. He was called “King of the Hoa Haos” by his superior officer and is the only American ever named an honorary Hoa Hao by their Central Council.
An-Phu juts out at the western edge of Vietnam into Cambodia. The Hao Hoas were organized into a Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) and were ready to strike back at an enemy that would kill and then melt back over the border into Cambodia. ‘Dangerous Dan’s’ TOP SECRET orders gave them their chance.
Thoroughly documented and told with colorful detail and over 170 photos, Expendable Elite takes the reader into the daily life of a Green Beret Special Forces commander while he gets caught between ‘official’ policy, covert actions and the very real and gruesome facts of war. This is also an account of two warriors doing their duty with honor, defending their friends and families from attack.
Subjects covered in the book, Expendable Elite, and in this website include:JFK assassination, the CIA, the FBI, American Politics, the Kennedy assassination, Whitewater, Vietnam War, Vietnam photos, elite warriors, Green Berets, Covert Operations, Daniel Marvin, Special Forces, Special Operations, unconventional warriors, Martin Luther King Jr., Prince Sihanouk, Assassination, CIDG, LLDB, CIA, Major Phoi, General Quang, General Dang, Hoa Hao, Team A-424, control of the U.S. media, suppression of the truth, Special Atomic Demolition Munition (SADM), courageous men & women and the devious nature of much of the powerful elite.