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By William M. Leary

Civil Air shipping (CAT), based in China after global conflict II through Claire Chennault and Whiting Willauer, was once before everything a advertisement service focusing on air freight. Its position speedy replaced as CAT grew to become first a paramilitary adjunct of the Nationalist chinese language Air strength, then the CIA's mystery "air strength" in Korea, then "the so much shot-at airline on the planet" in French Indochina, and finally changing into reorganized as Air the United States on the peak of the Vietnam struggle. William M. Leary's precise operational historical past of CAT units the tale within the point of view of Asian and chilly battle geopolitics and exhibits how CAT allowed the CIA to function with a degree of flexibleness and secrecy that it'll now not have attained via common army or advertisement air transportation.

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