The Southeast Asian Mercenary Army (SEAMA) was a fighting force in from the late 1960's through the late 1990's operating in Indochina at the behest of foreign governments, operating during conflicts in Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma and Siam during three turbulent decades. The army was composed mostly of unemployed and money-seeking Vietnamese, Cambodian and Malayan soldiers and mercenaries equipped with cheap foreign weapons purchased with down payment for their services, and even maintained their own air force, navy and intelligence operations. SEAMA was mostly disbanded in 1998 following the arrest and execution of leaders Vy Diet, Phuc Nan and Jee Duohng, which came on the heels of a loss of funds after the French withdrawal from Siam. The SEAMA remnant is considered a "terrorist organization" by the United States, despite US amicability with SEAMA during the Vietnam and Siamese conflicts in the 1980's and 1990's. It is believed to be the most elaborate, sophisticated and well-equipped mercenary force ever assembled in history.