Intelligence in the Vietnam War

20 October - 21 October 2006

Holiday Inn Park Plaza - Lubbock, Texas

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Friday, October 20th

Video
8:00 AM-8:30 AM. Session Opening Remarks

Moderator: Dr. James Reckner, Director, The Vietnam Center

  •   Dr. Donald Haragan, Interim Chancellor, Texas Tech University  
  •   David Robarge, Center for the Study of Intelligence  


Video
8:30 am-10:00 am. Session 1: The CIA in Vietnam

Moderator: David Robarge, Center for the Study of Intelligence



Video
Part 1

Part 2
10:15 AM-12:00 PM. Session 2: The Phoenix Program

Moderator: Dr. Mark Moyar



Video
12:00 PM-1:30 PM. Lunch



Video
Part 1

Part 2
1:30 PM-3:15 PM. Session 3: Early French and US Intelligence Operations and Issues

Moderator: Dr. William Marcy, Provost, Texas Tech University



Video
3:30 PM-5:00 PM. Session 4: Technology and Intelligence

Moderator: William Williams, NSA



Video
7:00 PM-9:00 PM. Banquet

  • "The Soviet Union and Intelligence Activities in the US During the Vietnam War." Major General Oleg Kalugin


Saturday, October 21st

Video
Part 1

Part 2
8:15 AM-10:15 AM. Session 5: Strategic and Tactical Intelligence and the Formulation and Execution of Policy

Moderator: George Allen, CIA, Ret.



Video
10:30 AM-12:00 PM. Session 6: The Secret War in Laos

Moderator: Tom Ahren, Center for the Study of Intelligence

  • "The Thai PARU and the War in Laos." Bill Lair  
  • "The War in Laos." Hugh Tovar
  • "Special Operations in Laos: Are There Lessons to be Learned Applicable to the Global War on Terrorism?." Tom Briggs


Video
12:00 PM-1:30 PM. Lunch



Video
Part 1

Part 2
1:30 PM-3:30 PM. Session 7: Vietnamese and Soviet Intelligence Operations - During and After the War

Moderator: James Reckner, Director, Vietnam Center



 
3:30 PM-4:30 PM. Closing: Conference Wrap-up and General Discussion