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Rob Simmons keeps saying he served in the 'Army' in Vietnam, But he was Top CIA at Interrogation Cen

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Pacifica Show: Sprouts, October 25, 2006

Dori Smith of Talk Nation Radio studios interviews Douglas Valentine, author of the book, 'The Phoenix Program'. We hear audio clips of Rob Simmons explaining that he was in a position of top authority at a Province Interrogation Center in Vietnam when he was there for the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA.

Simmons refers to his Bronze Star won while he served in "the Army" but he leaves the far more important part of his service in Vietnam out, possibly because it could taint his record. The program Simmons worked under was called, The Phoenix Program, and it was notorious for torture and assassination.

Tens of thousands of Vietnamese were rounded up for information, and many of them never made it out of the interrogation centers. The torture there was especially gruesome according to those who testified before U.S. Congress and The Church Commission.

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