Bounleuth Saycocie

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Colonel Bounleuth Saycocie (born September 1, 1931) was a Lao military and political figure of the Second Indochina War.[1]


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.[2] After the coup failed, Bounleut took refuge in Thailand[3][4]

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.[5]

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  2. ^ Conboy, Morrison, pp. 123-124.
  3. ^ Økonomi og Politik 1972 Volumes 46-47 Page 290 (in Danish)
  4. ^ Letters to the Editor from Khamking Souvanlasy, Ambassador of Laos. The New York Times. March 31, 1970
  5. ^ 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.