Memorial to honour CIA trained Tibetan resistance fighters held at Camp Hale, Colorado

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By Tenzin Nyidon 

DHARAMSHALA, June 10: The Vail Symposium, a grassroots and non-profit organisation, in partnership with the Eagle County Historical Society, hosted a panel discussion on Friday on the CIA’s program to train Tibetan resistance fighters at Camp Hale, Colorado from 1958 to 1964. This event was followed by a special commemorative gathering on Sunday at Camp Hale National Monument in Colorado. 

The panelists featured  Dr. Carole McGranahan, anthropologist and scholar of Tibet; former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Agent Bruce Walker who trained the Tibetan fighters at Camp Hale; and Tibet-Indian filmmakers Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin. 

From 1958 to 1964, the CIA ran a secret...

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