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CIA’s Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport

The Civil Air Transport (CAT) was founded just after World War II to support Chiang Kai-Shek’s forces in their civil war with Mao Zedong’s communist fighters. However, the clandestine airline also ran operations during the Korean War and in support of the French during the First Indochina War. Later, CAT morphed into the better-known operation, Air America, which operated throughout the Vietnam...