Prelude to The Secret War

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This is the BETA presentation I'm currently working on about The Secret War in Laos in the 60's & 70's. Please forgive me because it's incomplete. I need some feedback on the direction this presentation is going so far and any constructive criticism would be much appreciated. Hope you enjoy it!

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Prelude to The Secret War

  1. 1. Prelude to The Secret War Tou Lee Yang www.slideshare.net/touleeyang
  2. 2. My Awesome Green Card!
  3. 3. Minneapolis, MN
  4. 4. Yayyyyyy Snowboarding!!!
  5. 5. I DO NOT like SNOW!!!
  6. 6. National Geographic Rewind!
  7. 7. Old Buddhist Temples
  8. 8. REALLY Old Buddhist Temples
  9. 9. Floating Markets
  10. 10. The Night Life!
  11. 11. PHOTOGRAPH FOR TIME ASIA BY PHILIP BLENKINSOP Welcome to the Jungle!
  12. 12. Ho Chi Minh establishes provisional government Japan transfers all powers to Vietminh 1945
  13. 13. Vietnam declares independence! 1945
  14. 14. Negotiations breakdown between French & Vietminh 1946
  15. 15. French Indochina War 1946 - 1954
  16. 16. CIA buys Civilian Air Transport (CAT) August 1950
  17. 17. Supporting the French May 1953 – Operation SQUAW
  18. 18. Laos granted full independence from France 1953
  19. 19. Death of a King King Sisavang Vong dies October 1959
  20. 20. Souvanna Phouma & Kong Le carries out coup d’etat against government August 1960
  21. 21. “ Laos is a very confused situation.” President Eisenhower – August 1960
  22. 22. Prince Boun Oum’s Vientiane government recognized by the West January 1961
  23. 23. Police Aerial Reinforcement Unit – PARU Project Codename: Colonel Billy
  24. 24. a Hmong friends General Vang Pao Recruited by CIA
  25. 26. Kennedy & Khruschev Jointly supports “ neutral & independent” Laos Sienna – June 1961
  26. 27. Declaration of Neutrality of Laos Geneva – July 23, 1962
  27. 28. And they lived happily ever after… Sean Sutton
  28. 29. Sean Sutton And they lived happily ever…
  29. 30. And they lived happily… Tomas van Houtryve/IHT/Redux
  30. 31. Bettman/CORBIS NVA still has 7,000 troops in Laos June 1963
  31. 32. Bettman/CORBIS Ambassador William H. Sullivan December 1964
  32. 33. Roger Arnold / WpN The Secret War Begins 1965
  33. 34. Tou Lee Yang [email_address] www.slideshare.net/touleeyang

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