posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 05:12 AM
I have not watched it myself yet, but I wanted to post it, just in case somebody is interested...
Documentary info/trailer: laovoices.com...
Info from site:
The Vietnam War was the most intensely televised war ever. However, next door in neighboring Laos, the longest and largest air war in human history
was underway, which eventually made Laos the most bombed country on earth. The Secret War was the largest operation ever conducted by the CIA, yet to
this day, hardly anyone knows anything about it.
Critics call it the biggest war crime of the Vietnam War era and point to striking similarities to the present conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan;
similarities that were tested and set in motion back in Laos in the 1960s. In The Most Secret Place On Earth, key players of the Secret War– former
CIA agents, American pilots, Laotian fighters and war reporters — take us on a journey into the physical heart of the conflict: Top secret Long
Cheng, where the CIA built its headquarters in 1962.
It was from this base that the Secret War was largely planned and executed. As the war dragged on, Long Cheng became the busiest airbase in the world
and a major center for the global opium and heroin trade. As we journey into Long Cheng for the first time — the site has been off limits to the
outside world since the end of the war in 1975 — the film reconstructs the gripping story of the operation and illustrates its relevance to current