Marine Advisors With the Vietnamese Provincial Reconnaissance Units, 1966-1970
Marine Advisors With the Vietnamese Provincial Reconnaissance Units, 1966-1970. Col Andrew R. Finlayson, USMC (Ret). Occasional Paper. 2009. 72 pp
Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:
- What was it like for an American to lead a covert Vietnamese intelligence unit?
- What was the life of an US military intelligence officer in the field?
- What sorts of missions were undertaken by the Provincial Reconnaissance Units?
This is a book about Vietnamese spy units and the US advisers (military and CIA) who appeared to direct their activities. The book opens with some background about the Provincial Reconnaissance Units (PRU), then launches in to a set of eight first person accounts PRU advisers. A “typical operational scenario” is presented after the first person accounts.
The work concludes with chapters on lessons learned and sources, followed by a bibliography and an appendix of U.S.Marine Provincial Reconnaissance Unit Advisors.