From the Secret War to the Olympic Stage

Photo by Hưng Nguyễn Việt on Unsplash

The Vietnam War. It still haunts America to this day. But not many people know that it wasn’t limited to Vietnam.

In nearby Laos, there was proxy fighting between North Vietnamese recruited by the Soviets…and Hmong soldiers recruited by the CIA. (There were some Hmong on the Russian side now).