If you have read or are reading Shadow Warfare, you know we deal with both the Phoenix project in Vietnam and even more deeply with Operation Condor in the Southern Cone of South America. With all the focus on other geographies in contemporary events, that history seems to have been largely forgotten.  However as insights into counter insurgency – what works and what doesn’t – they are some of the best checkpoints we have.  Those experiences are critical to understanding what may happen in Africa and the Middle East in regard to the insurgencies, Boko Harum or ISIS, evolving there.  While ISIS is inherently barbaric, its also important to see how broader insurgencies can be forced into that mold by the sort of tactics that emerged under Condor.

If you have are are reading about Condor, you should find the new material below an educational, if depressing complement:

http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2014/08/21/shadow-of-operation-condor/?hpt=hp_bn14

 

 

 

 

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About Larry Hancock

Larry Hancock is a leading historian-researcher in the JFK assassination. Co-author with Connie Kritzberg of November Patriots and author of the 2003 research analysis publication titled also Someone Would Have Talked. In addition, Hancock has published several document collections addressing the 112th Army Intelligence Group, John Martino, and Richard Case Nagell. In 2000, Hancock received the prestigious Mary Ferrell New Frontier Award for the contribution of new evidence in the Kennedy assassination case. In 2001, he was also awarded the Mary Ferrell Legacy Award for his contributions of documents released under the JFK Act.

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