Bounleut attempted a coup on 31 January 1965. Phoumi Nosavan attempted his own coup at the same time. Both coups were crushed by Kouprasith Abhay by 3 February. After the coup failed, Bounleut took refuge in Thailand
After the Lao People's Democratic Republic was established by the communist Pathet Lao in 1975, Col. Bounleuth became a leader of the anti-communist political and military resistance against the communist Lao government and their Vietnamese mentors.
- Brigadier-General Thao Ty
- Brigadier-General Thao Ma
- General Ouane Rattikone
- General Phoumi Nosavan
- Major-General Vang Pao
- Royal Lao Armed Forces
- Laotian Civil War
- Conboy, Morrison, pp. 123-124.
- Økonomi og Politik 1972 Volumes 46-47 Page 290 (in Danish)
- Letters to the Editor from Khamking Souvanlasy, Ambassador of Laos. The New York Times. March 31, 1970
- Exclusive Interview with Touxoua LYFOUNG, Lao Nation Party President 1996 Given to Hmoob Vam Meej. Published in the Paj Tshiab Review]
- Conboy, Kenneth and James Morrison (1995), Shadow War: The CIA's Secret War in Laos. Paladin Press. ISBN 0-87364-825-0.